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The Susap mouth harp
from Papua is a big mouth harp of the Buji province in Western Papua.
This big bamboo mouth harp can actually be found allover Papua
and even sometimes in other parts of Indonesia.
Playing the Susap is not easy:
The left hand is holding the black wrapped tiny end between thumb and
index finger, thus holding the sharp end of the tongue in front of the
open mouth, between the lips of the player. The right hand pulls the
handle attached to the chord quite hard, but otherwise than on other
plucked mouthharps, the direction is not outwards
but inwards. This hand is also beating with a knuckle of the
thumb on a special spot of the bamboo tongue to make it vibrate.
This Susap is a special model made by Steev Kindwald
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