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date: 22 November 2019


  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  • , revised by Gini Gorlinski


Pair of small, handheld cymbals used particularly by the Pakpak Dairi of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. They play a supporting role in various ensembles, notably the genderang and gendang drum-dominated ritual groups and the recreational botul gong-chime ensemble.

A. Simon: ‘The Terminology of the Batak Instrumental Music of Northern Sumatra’, YTM...

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