- Mayco A. Santaella
Idiochord string drum played throughout Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is called ganrang bulo in South Sulawesi, tantabua in Bolaang Mongondow, and anthu-anthuga in Gorontalo. It is a bamboo tube, closed at each end by a node, with two ‘strings’ cut lengthwise from its surface and raised on bridges near each end, with a small soundhole cut in the tube below them. The strings are beaten with a pair of thin sticks. In Gorontalo the instrument is made for children’s entertainment. The similar ...