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date: 13 November 2019


  • Jeremy Montagu


Bamboo idiochord tube zither of the Cenderawasih Bay Islands, in Papua, Indonesia. A small piece of bamboo under each end of the single ‘string’ raises it from the surface while a binding over each end prevents it from splitting away from the body. An off-centre bridge allows the player to produce two different pitches. The string is struck with a small stick....

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