kacapi (Family of Sundanese string zithers)

~ String instrument

Description

There are two kinds, boat shaped "mother" and "child" ones, originally made of a single piece of wood and descended from the kacapi pantun as used in epic story. And a flat box-zither made of wood used from the 1950's and in experimental music.

Relationships

from:Sunda, Jawa, Indonesia
part of:gamelan (Indonesian traditional ensemble)
subtypes:kacapi indung (Boat shaped zither used in Sundanese gamelan)
kacapi rincik (Small boat shaped zither used in Sundanese gamelan)
kacapi siter (Box zither used in Sundanese gamelan)
Wikidata:Q1823485 [info]