Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Duct >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.221.12
Area: Minangkabau, Gayo and Alas and North Sulawesi.
Region: South East Asia.
Description: The name bangsi denotes a duct flute that is found in Indonesia. Minangkabau, Gayo and Alas [bangsi buluh], Siak [bansi], Halmahera (bangsil), Central Sulawesi [basing-basing], and in North Sulawesi as part of the orkes [meaning orchestra] ensemble; as a ring flute in Minangkabau, Gayo, coastal Aceh, Jambi, North Sulawesi, Sangsihe, South Sulawesi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan [bangsi], Tidore [bangsel].
Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Oxfordmusiconline.com / bangsi article by Margret J. Kartomi and revised by Andrew C. McGraw.