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Kyi zi Burmese temple plate gong

A twirling plate gong of Burma used in Buddhist temples to herald a donation to the temple. These gongs are traditionally suspended from an outside corner of the temple and struck at the bottom corner when a donation is made to the temple. As they spin they create a beautiful overtone display combined with the beating of the twirl, that changes as the sound and spin decay. They come in a variety of sizes from 3 inches across to 20 feet across. Some websites name these instruments as gansadan, but this is not correct.

Country: Burma, Myanmar
Region: South East Asia
Type: percussion
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©  R. Raine-Reusch, May 2002