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Sape Guitar – Borneo, Malaysia

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Location:

Kuching, Malaysia
Asia

Contributors:

Jesse Marks
Jonah Marks


Lute
The Sape is a traditional lute from the central part of the Island of Borneo in SE Asia. Initially, its use was restricted to a form of ritualistic music to induce trance. In the last century, the Sape gradually became a social instrument to accompany dances or as a form of entertainment.

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Kuching, Malaysia