Bunong Musical Instrument: Choeng

The Choeng is made from copper. It is a round shape but without a convex dome in the middle. In the past, it was imported and sold in the villages. The elders wanted the Choeng to play for music so they bought it. At that time one Choeng was valued at one cow. In total 6 Choengs are equal to 6 cows or 2 big female buffalos. Continue reading

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Bunong Musical Instrument: Rahome

 

Rahome

Rahome is produced from a bamboo stem. Its length is from 30-35 centimeters. Rahome can be played alone or played together with Kong Reng and Mapoartt. Bunong people have liked to use the Rahome since a long time ago. It can be played anywhere and at anytime. Bunong people are not required to perform a Continue reading

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Bunong Musical Instrument: Mapoartt

Mapoartt is produced from 6 bamboo stems which have a diameter of 1.5 centimeter and a length from 30-50 centimeters, and a long-necked gourd. Mapoartt can be played by one person and it can be played anywhere and at anytime. It is not required to perform a ceremony before using this instrument. It is used when people are free from their Continue reading

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Bunong Musical Instrument: Nong

There are two types of Nong- small Nong and big Nong. They are used in different ceremonies. In general, Nong needs to be played/blown by only one person. Big Nong has to be exclusively played alone.  Small Nong can either be played alone or with the other musical instruments such as Choengs and Gongs. Bunong people believe that “there are spirits residing in the Nong”. Continue reading

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