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date: 22 November 2019


  • Andrew C. McGraw


Ribbon-reed aerophone of Flores, Indonesia. It consists of a bamboo leaf doubled up and held in a piece of split bamboo or wood. A similar instrument, with a blade of grass held in a split piece of bamboo or a split twig, is called fifi in central Nias. Blowing across the leaf or grass blade makes it vibrate, and the pitch is varied by the strength of the airstream....

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