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date: 19 November 2019

Dulang [talam]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  • , revised by Gini Gorlinski

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[talam]

Percussion tray of the Minangkabau people of western Sumatra, Indonesia. The dulang is usually made of copper or bronze, is about 35 to 40 cm in diameter, and has a raised rim. It is used to accompany salawat (Muslim devotional singing). Salawat dulang is normally performed by two musicians—usually male—who accompany their own singing. Both sit cross-legged on the floor, holding a ...

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