062 tongatong

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tubes: 6, bamboo; L. 25.0-54.0cm

The bamboo tube is held in one hand, the closed end at the bottom, and struck against the ground or a hard surface. The palm of the other hand partly opens or closes the open end, changing the timber. Comprising six tubes in all, each is played by one of six players. Playing techniques include gradual shifts of rhythm. Originally used for accompanying dances associated with exorcism.

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