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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