Gongga Lawe

Name: Gongga Lawe.
Type: Idiophones > Lamellaphones > Frames > Jawharps > Tension.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 121.222
Country: Tinambung, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The Gongga lawe [also called gongga labe or jarumbing] that is played Tinambung, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a tension jawharp that is played when a string is pulled. The arching and returning of the lamellae [tongue] of the jawharp by the tension is what causes the sound to be produced.

Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Palmer Keen @ Aurel Archipelago / Music Of Mandar Pt. 1 Gongga Lawe / August 22, 2014 ;

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