Traditional Musical Instruments hit in Indonesia

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We can be proud of this traditional instrument from West Java. Yup, angklung is one of the world cultural heritage set by Unesco in 2010 with the category of Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

This instrument is made of bamboo that is cut off the edges. How to play it is quite easy, ie by shaken to make a sound.

Angklung is classified in the type of idiofon, because it emits sounds that originate in the base material.



Aramba is a traditional musical instrument originating from Nias, North Sumatra. Aramba is made of copper, brass or metal.

This instrument is included in the type of idiofon and how to play it quite beaten by using wooden sticks.

In the past, when Aramba sounded his tone, it was a sign that a party was being held at the venue.

However, at this time Aramba function is not just to enliven the party alone. Aramba is also used as a dance companion, such as the Ya'ahowu Dance, Moyo Dance and Tuwu Dance.



It can be said that this traditional musical instrument is a religious and political symbol wherever located. Yup, that's Bedug. A musical instrument made of large wood that is perforated in the middle so that it resembles a tube, after which the hole is closed by using the skin of a dried animal, it can be a goat, cow, buffalo and bull.

Bedug itself originated in India and China brought by those who had previously stopped to the archipelago. In its original place, the drum serves as a communication tool of religious rituals that are placed in temples.

While in Indonesia the majority of religion is Islam. The function of the Bedug is merged and becomes an inseparable part of the mosque as a sign of prayer time has arrived.

Bedug has a distinctive sound that is heavy and low pitched so it can be heard up to a considerable distance.

In West Java there is art to play Bedug, this art is named Ngadulag. In the area of ​​Sukabumi, Ngadulag be a competition to get the best drummer with the best skill. Usually this event takes place when the holy month of ramadhan arrives.

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