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Sasando, The Mascot Of East Nusa Tenggara

Sasando is a musical instrument from East Nusa Tenggara rather than the island of Rote. As his case Nembrala Beach, sasando from Rote island has become an icon for the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Sasando has become a kind of mascot for this province. Literally Sasando name by origin he said in the language of Rote, sasandu, which means equipment that vibrates or rings.Sasando allegedly used in the community Rote since the 7th century. Sasando there are similar forms with other stringed instruments like guitar, violin and harp




A major part of Sasando shaped like Harp, by sounding the media made of tree leaves Gebang (a kind of papyrus which usually grow on the island of Timor and the island of Rote) that dilekuk a half circle. Place the strings tied to the hardware is made of bamboo, string holder who is also a regulator of the string tone was also made of bamboo. Bamboo stems and leaves tied together with a circular Gebang made earlier. This is where the resonance container sasando





Sasando have a lot of strings. Sasando with 28 strings are termed Sasando ankle. Another type; Sasando double its name, has 56 strings. There's even a 84 string. Sasando learned how to play with. Similar to the guitar. Only, Sasando without chord (key) and the strings should be plucked with both hands, so more like Harp.


If your visit to East Nusa Tenggara, sasando could be an interesting souvenir to take home as a memento of your trip.

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1 Response to "Sasando, The Mascot Of East Nusa Tenggara"

Hari Agustian said...

ya kita juga sebagai orang indonesia  harus melestarikan sasando saya baca baca tidak banyak orang ntt yang mahir alat musik ini