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Culture is the way in which people live and interact by mutual agreement. Music is an expression of the emotions of a culture.

The musical arts of Sunda, which is an expression of the emotions of Sundanese culture, include some of the most beautiful sounds in the world. Degung consisting of Sundanese orchestra called gamelan and tembang sunda Cianjuran consisting of kacapi (lying zithers like the Japanese koto) with either suling (bamboo flute) or rebab (two stringed violin) or vocal accompaniment, provide moments of rare musical beauty.

 

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To know about classical Sundanese music, just click links in the frame below.