Sasando traditional instrument of Rote Ndao regency in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) awarded the proposed conservation of the Organization of Education, Science and Culture of the United Nations (UNESCO).
The proposal will be finalized in the National Week of Love History in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, 10-15 September 2012. Head of the Technical Unit of Archaeology, History and Value of Traditional Culture and Tourism Department of NTT Alexander Bell said on Tuesday (4/9), sasando eligible to receive an award from UNESCO.
Head of NTT Museum Leonardus Dahak said, in the community Rote Ndao, sasando familiar since the 7th century and continued well preserved until now.
Sasando are stringed instruments made ??from palm leaves that form a half circle dilengkung so. Both ends tied at the end of the piece of bamboo as a surface diameter of palm leaves.
In its original form first, strap leather cungkilan pendentingnya directly from the bamboo pieces. In subsequent developments, bamboo leather strap cungkilan replaced with strings of fine wire. While bamboo fitted at both ends of the hardwood pieces that will be driven into a piece of string fastener screws.
Later or knowledge since 1980, sasando display more varied with the discovery of electricity sasando. To prepare proposals sasando to UNESCO, will open dialogue about sasando.
Dialogue is scheduled next week will involve a number of cultural and observer of traditional musical instruments, such as the tendency Johny, Nyongky Welvaart, and I Made Full.
(Zika Zakiya. Sources: Reuters).

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