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date: 09 December 2019

Gondang buluh [nungneng]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi



Idiochord tube zither of the Mandailing area of North Sumatra. Its three strings are cut from the surface of a bamboo tube, raised on pyramidal bridges, and beaten with a pair of sticks wrapped with rubber. The lowest-pitched string, called boru-boru (‘female/mother’), substitutes for the big gong ogung boru. The center string (...

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Yearbook for Traditional Music