Friday, December 23, 2016

New Karinding – from West Java to California!

a little photo shoot with some of my instruments today – especially to acknowledge the addition of my new bamboo instruments from Billal Al Shabill (received yesterday)–  karindingclamping,* and toleat (flute) from West Java to California! – pictured here with my hurdygurdy (made in England) and my khomus, custom made for me by Николай Бурцев of Yakutsk in Siberia. The batik in the lower half of the above photo was also in my package from West Java. – thank you Billal!

* celempung is the large bamboo at the bottom of the above photo - a percussion instrument. see the #KhomusWeekly youtube playlist "other" for video samples. 

Billal al Shabil
see also (on one of my personal blogs): whats more: re: getting karinding and celempung bamboo instruments from West Java

more (on Facebook) –
Robert Cherwink - a little photo shoot with some of my instruments...:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

▶ Munnharpe (jew's harp) Documentary. Setesdal tradition

Munnharpe (jew's harp). Setesdal tradition - YouTube
This is the ethnographic, documentary film by Vladimir Markov about the Setesdal tradition of playing Munnharpa (a Norwegian name of jew's harp). Setesdal is a traditional district in Aust-Agder County in southern Norway. Place where the musical history was and is being made by Asbjørn T. Brokke, Knut Jonson Heddi, Mikkjel Kåvenes, Aany Rysstad, Gunnar Andresson Helle, Andres Rysstad, Hallvard T. Bjorgum, Knut Eivindson Brokke, Torleiv H. Bjørgum, Sigurd Brokke, Bjørgulv O. Rysstad, Knut Gjermundson Hovet, Knut Nikolson Berg, Knut Tveit, Folke Nesland, Bjørgulv Straume, Bjørgulv Rysstad and many other persons.