k'lông pút (Vietnamese Air Xylophone)
~ Wind instrument
Played by manipulating the airstream through bamboo pipes using cupping and clapping, this Vietnamesian "Air Xylophone" was traditionally played in the rice-field.
The k'lông pút is an instrument from the central highlands of Vietnam played by ethnic groups such as the Xơ Đăng and the Bahnar. It consists of a number of different sized bamboo tubes laid horizontally which are played by the musician clapping their slightly cupped hands in front of the tubes in order to push air into the tubes.