Nabat

Name: Nabat.
Type: Aerophones > Flutes > Duct.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Country: Indonesia.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: An end-blown duct flute of the Jah Hut people of Pahang in Peninsular Malaysia. It is a type of suling. The melodies played on this flute constitute a specific repertory of tunes connected to Jah Hut stories.

Construction: The bamboo tube is about 28 cm in length and has seven equidistant finger-holes and a thumbhole.  The blowing end is partially plugged with a piece of wood leaving a duct 2 cm wide.

Citations: Bibliography: Websites: Patricia Matusky Nabat Article / Grove Dictionary Online ;

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