30 de enero de 2017

Sasando

Sasando

Un sasando, originario de la isla de Roti, en la provincia de Nussa Tengara, Indonesia. Está compuesto por un tubo de bambú que funciona como marco; rodeándolo, hay varias piezas de madera sobre las que se tensan las cuerdas. Alrededor de este conjunto hay un abanico de hojas secas de lontar o palma de Palmira, que funciona como amplificador del sonido.

[A sasando, native of Rote Island, East Nussa Tengara, Indonesia. It's composed by a bamboo tube that serves as the frame of the instrument. Surrounding the tube are several wooden pieces serving as wedges where the strings are stretched from the top to the bottom. The function of the wedges is to hold the strings higher than the tube surface as well as to produce various length of strings to create different musical notations. The stringed bamboo tube is surrounded by a bag-like fan of dried lontar or palmyra leaves, which functions as the resonator of the instrument].

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20 de enero de 2017

Yomkwo

Yomkwo

Un yomkwo, un tipo de cítara del pueblo Birom de Nigeria. El instrumento consiste en un número de cañas, generalmente tallos secos de millo, que se atan en forma de tabla. Las cuerdas se crean levantando tiras de la corteza y tensándolas sobre pequeños puentes de madera ubicados debajo de ellas, en sus extremos.

[A yomkwo or "raft zither" belonging to Nigeria's Birom people. The instrument consists of a number of reeds, usually of millet or similar stalks, which are lashed together in the shape of a raft. The playing strings are made by cutting thin slits in the reeds, lifting them, and stretching them over two bridges].

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