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date: 18 November 2019


  • Jack Percival Baker Dobbs,
  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  •  and Patricia Matusky


Pair of cymbals of Malaysia and the Serdang area of North Sumatra. Kesi are usually made of brass, bronze, or iron. Each is about 11 cm in diameter and has a central boss and a flat rim. The cymbals are joined by a string running through a small hole in the middle of the bosses. When played, one or two pairs are laid on the ground or are attached to a small, square board, with their open faces upwards. These are struck by another pair with their open ends facing downwards to produce muffled or ringing sounds. In Peninsular Malaysia ...

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