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New Acquisitions: Sarawak Musical Instruments

On my recent trip to Sarawak in April, I went on a day trip to a small Bidayuh longhouse seldom visited by tourists.  There, I was introduced by my guide to a musician who not only played the “slotuang,” a polychordal zither that is played by striking the strings, he also made me one!  Accompanying the “slotuang” is a pair of bamboo stamping tubes.

Other acquisitions are:  some drums and a flute.