Arabu

Arabu

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E-77-2--ARABABUITS–This traditional stringed-music instrument, found in North Sulawesi was inspired by the Arabic, namely Reb. The resonator or echo-box is made from a coconut shell. Its membrane is made from a piece of upi pinangor the skin of bamboo shoot. It is possible to use the skins of animals, such as kus-kus, as its membrane. Its string is made of kofo fiber.

Its bow is made from a piece of bamboo with kofo fiber as the string. To produce a pleasant sound when this instrument is played, its string should be rubbed with resin.

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