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date: 14 November 2019

Sinna [sinnai]locked

  • Andrew C. McGraw

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[sinnai]

Concussion idiophone of Siberut, Mentawai, Indonesia. It is a pair of wooden or metal bars measuring about 20 cm by 3 cm. One is held in the player’s left hand and struck by the other, held perpendicularly to it in the right hand. Alternately, sinna denotes a hoe-blade struck with an iron bar. It is used in an ensemble with ...

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