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Ludu Pambuhang

Ludu Pambuhang

The four-stringed jungga is the guitar of choice in Eastern Sumba, Indonesia. Playing a rhythmic combination of bass and melody notes, the guitarist accompanies himself on this love song, in which the lovers are actually successful in their flirtations. Ludu or ludung is a general term for a song accompanied by jungga. This performer supplements his living as a farmer with income gained from performances at social gatherings.