A small post here, but many more to come. Thanks to the Jerome Foundation pitching in to this trip, I was able to come to East Timor. Sunday, May 2, was my first exposure to live indigenous East Timorese music. In this picture is master ladako player Amaku Aman and his sister (with the small sticks).
This is a very old bamboo instrument, with ostensibly some relation to the "Valiha" of Madagascar, but exists in different forms with different names across that swath of islands (an… Continue