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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

௫ ANGKLUNG

Angklung is a musical instrument made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved so that they have a resonant pitch when struck. The two tubes are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held with one hand while the other hand shakes the instrument rapidly from side to side. This causes a rapidly repeating note to sound. Thus each of three or more angklung performers in an ensemble will play just one note and together complete melodies are produced. Angklung is popular throughout Southeast Asia but originated from Indonesia (used and played by the Sundanese since the ancient times).


Green Green Grass of Home Angklung Cinta Nada in Viernheim Germany Deutschland



Malam Indonesia Juni 2007 di Frankfurt-Jerman. KJRI Frankfurt




Angklung had also been adopted by its Austronesian neighbours, in particularly Malaysia and the Philippines, where they are rather played as part of bamboo xylophone orchestras. They are generally played using a pentatonic scale similar to the Indonesian slendro, although in the Philippines, sets also come in the diatric and minor scales used to perform various Spanish-influenced folk music. In the early 20th century, the angklung was adopted in Thailand, where it is called angkalung (อังกะลุง) [wikipedia]


Whoa! Rihanna's 'Umbrella' man this is cool..




Indonesian Students with Angklung Performance in 17th Kyoto Foreign Students Music Festival 2005

14 muzika comments:

foongpc said...

Wow! Can play Umbrella with the angklung? Amazing!

CheaHS@n said...

foongpc ~ yeah so cool eh!

Mei Teng said...

Another unique musical instrument from South East Asia! :)

CheaHS@n said...

Mei Teng ~ Welcome back! Lots to share from your last trip. TQ

fufu said...

wow... nice!!! i feel so good after listening several clips... thanks for the info!!

CheaHS@n said...

fufu ~ music is amazing..thank you for dropping by.

iamthewitch said...

Ooh I think I played the angklung before when I was in primary school!

CheaHS@n said...

iamthewitch ~ can still remember how to "rock" the bamboo tubes? haha..

Pete said...

Shake like crazy also no sound come out....the Angklung lah....not something else..ha ha ha!

CheaHS@n said...

Pete ~ been naughty again haha

wenn said...

i played it when I was in college..i just played the sound 'mi'..

CheaHS@n said...

wenn ~ not playing it anymore now? Its a pity did not have any musical opportunity in my school/college days.

Kelvin said...

The "umbrella" is not bad with angklung^^

CheaHS@n said...

Kelvin ~ pity the time too short not complete song.