Name:
Kyi zi.

Type: Flat Gong > Idiophones.

Region: Myanmar (Burma) > South East Asia.

Dimensions: cm.

Acquisition Date:

Acquisition Source: Randy Raine-Reusch.



Description: The kyi zi [in Burmese ချည်ငင်] is a type of flat gong as used in Buddhist rituals in the temples in Myanmar (Burma). Typically these gongs are suspended outside corner and struck when a donation is made to the temple. When spinning the kyi zi create a beautiful display of overtones combined with sound changes and spin delay. These instruments come in a size of three inches to 20 inches across. Some web sites may name this instrument "gansadan" but this is incorrect.



Citations: Randy Raine-Reusch (kyi zi article @ asza.com).







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