53-Sasando

SASANDO: a plucked bamboo tube zither of Roti, Timor, and surrounding islands of Nusa Tenggara Timur. It has 22 strings made from civet cat stomach, stretched over pyramidical bridges between two ends of a deep, boat-shaped body made of dried lontar leaf, which opens like a concertina. Its size varies, but it is often around 70 cm long, 60 cm wide, and 40 cm deep. The player sits cross-legged on a festive occasion and accompanies a singer. He holds the head of the instrument, which is often decorated with a flower-shaped or lontar-leaf ornament, in his left hand and plucks the strings with his right fingernails. Ethno-lingual group: Rotinese. Property of Music Archive of Monash University. SASANDO: a plucked bamboo tube zither of Roti, Timor, and surrounding islands of Nusa Tenggara Timur. It has 22 strings made from civet cat stomach, stretched over pyramidical bridges between two ends of a deep, boat-shaped body made of dried lontar leaf, which opens like a concertina. Its size varies, but it is often around 70 cm long, 60 cm wide, and 40 cm deep. The player sits cross-legged on a festive occasion and accompanies a singer. He holds the head of the instrument, which is often decorated with a flower-shaped or lontar-leaf ornament, in his left hand and plucks the strings with his right fingernails. Ethno-lingual group: Rotinese. Property of Music Archive of Monash University.

SASANDO: a plucked bamboo tube zither of Roti, Timor, and surrounding islands of Nusa Tenggara Timur. It has 22 strings made from civet cat stomach, stretched over pyramidical bridges between two ends of a deep, boat-shaped body made of dried lontar leaf, which opens like a concertina. Its size varies, but it is often around 70 cm long, 60 cm wide, and 40 cm deep. The player sits cross-legged on a festive occasion and accompanies a singer. He holds the head of the instrument, which is often decorated with a flower-shaped or lontar-leaf ornament, in his left hand and plucks the strings with his right fingernails. Ethno-lingual group: Rotinese. Property of Music Archive of Monash University.
SASANDO: a plucked bamboo tube zither of Roti, Timor, and surrounding islands of Nusa Tenggara Timur. It has 22 strings made from civet cat stomach, stretched over pyramidical bridges between two ends of a deep, boat-shaped body made of dried lontar leaf, which opens like a concertina. Its size varies, but it is often around 70 cm long, 60 cm wide, and 40 cm deep. The player sits cross-legged on a festive occasion and accompanies a singer. He holds the head of the instrument, which is often decorated with a flower-shaped or lontar-leaf ornament, in his left hand and plucks the strings with his right fingernails. Ethno-lingual group: Rotinese. Property of Music Archive of Monash University.