Saturday, 9 May 2020

History of Sasando, Amazing Instrument From Indonesia


 
Sasando, which is translated as Sasandu (sound produced from vibrations) was born from the inspiration of its discoverer and the result of interaction with nature. From the story of the legend of the people of Rote, There are various versions of the history of the birth of this instrument.

"Let's together we make Sasando as a world musical instrument that can be played by everyone everywhere" #sasandofortheworld -Natalino Mella


Story 1, it is said that originally was a compilation of young men named Sangguana (1950s) stranded on the island of Ndana while at sea, he was taken by residents to the King at the Palace. It was during his stay at the palace that the senior talent possessed by Sangguana was immediately known to many people so that the Putripun was captivated. He asked Sangguana to create an instrument that had never existed before. One night Sangguana dreamed that he was playing a musical instrument that was beautiful in form and voice. Inspired by this dream, Sangguana created a musical instrument called Sandu (meaning to vibrate). When she was playing the Princess asked what song was playing and Sngguana answered "Sari Sandu". He gave the musical instrument to the Princess, who later named it Depo Hitu, which means Once the Seven Stringed Picks Are Vibrating (the story of Sangguana was raised by Yusuf Nggebu Alm, published in Kompas Online, in 2002).

Story 2, Sasando was discovered by two shepherds named Lumbilang and Balialang (told by Jeremias Pah). When farming with sheep, they bring a palm leaf, when thirsty in the afternoon they fold the palm leaves to draw water. To fold, the center of the light yellow leaf must be removed and when it is released, the rope is fastened. Unexpectedly, when pulled loudly it produces different tones. However, because they often interrupted, they then pulled out the sticks. Finally, they found that if they were linked together they would make a high pitch and vice versa, the string would produce a low pitch (Sasando Rote, 17 January 2008).

Story 3, Sasando was created by two best friends, Lunggi and Balok Ama Sina, who are sheep herders and tappers of palm wine. When they are making haik from palm leaves between the fingers of the palm leaf sheet there is a kind of yarn / fific which when tightened will make a sound. This experience inspired these two friends to make a musical instrument that could mimic sounds or sounds in the gong, by gouging out the bones of the palm leaves which were then fined with wooden sticks. Because the sound produced is not good, it is then replaced with bamboo sticks which are gouged out of the skin and fined with wooden bars (Djoni L.K. Theedens; Sasando and Orang Rote, Timex 8 September 2009). 

Story 4, Samuel Ndun alias sembe Feok (1897-1990), a manahelo (genealogist and poet) in the Western part of Rote, that the inventor of Sasandu was a man named Pupuk Soroba. The inspiration for making Sasandu was obtained by Pupuk Soroba while watching a large spider being absorbed in playing the net (its nest) so that a beautiful sound was heard. Based on his experience, he wants to create a device that can make a beautiful sound. To realize the idea, first the Soroba Fertilizer gouged raw palm leaf sticks, then fined, then picked. Soroba's mind is growing, the last bamboo segment is mounted on the haik made from palm leaves, and the strings or strings are first made of fiber on a banyan tree, after that it is made from a dry weasel's intestine, and in fact produces a greater sound resonance (Paul A. Haning; Sasando, Traditional Musical Instrument of the Rote Ndao Community, Publisher of CV. Kairos). 

Because Sasandu is obtained by imitating the workings of spiders, then based on belief (myth) in Rote if someone wants to be good at playing / picking Sasandu then he has to catch a spider and then destroy it after it is mixed with coconut oil and then processed / kneaded on fingers. Because the musical instrument that has been installed in the haik resonates, it is called / called Sandu or Sanu which means to vibrate or thrash. Then this tool is called Sasandu again, is a repeat word from Sandu-sandu or Sanu-sanu which means to vibrate repeatedly. 

Sasando, in the field of organology (the science of musical instruments) belongs to the Bamboo Tube Zither. According to music researchers, bamboo tube zither is a musical instrument native to Southeast Asia (for example the Philippines and Indonesia) which is also found in Madagascar as Valiha / Ali originating from Southeast Asia through population migration (Stanley Sadiebed. The New Grove Dictyonary of Musical Instruments) 

The development of the Sasandu continues over time, there is a modification of the shape and improvement of the sound quality produced by replacing the string. Fifik changed lontar leaf reinforcement, bamboo skin changed wire strings, single strings changed double strings, acoustics evolved to electronics, Sasando Gong evolved into Sasando violin to become Sasandu as a traditional musical instrument with a touch of modern technology. The ability and enthusiasm of modifying this Sasando reflects the character and work ethic of the high Rote people and their dynamism in music. (WN)

Source: Dokumen Pencatatan WBTB BPNB Bali   

Natalino Mella with his new design of Sasando,
Mella BlackHarp Sasando with 36 strings

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Sasando 24 Senar Akustik (Tinggi 75-80cm) Ukuran Besar

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Sasando 24 Senar Akustik (Tinggi 75-80cm) Ukuran Besar. Sasando ini mempunyai diameter berbeda dengan Sasando 24 senar Akustik kecil Rp 1.250.000 yang memiliki tinggi 60-63 cm.
Ukuran sama dengan Sasando Elektrik atau Akustik 45 Senar ke atas.
Setiap Sasando selalu dibuat baru dan proses pembuatan 5-7 hari untuk 1 sasando.
Motif bisa dipilih. Pembelian lebih dari 1 mendapatkan harga spesial). Detail SASANDO Handmade. Bisa dibuka tutup dan gampang dibawa kemana saja. Sasando di atas merupakan Sasando yang bisa dimainkan oleh pemula. Kami sudah melayani pembelian ke berbagai daerah di Indonesia juga luar negeri. 

Rp 2.500.000
IDR 2.500.000







Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Electric Sasando 54 Strings dengan Stand Chrome Big

Sasando Elektrik 54 Strings dengan stand Rp 5.500.000,-  
Electric Sasando 54 Strings with stand IDR 5.500.000,- 
Setiap Sasando selalu dibuat baru dan proses pembuatan 5-10 hari, Detail SASANDO Handmade. Warna bisa di request silahkan chat kami. Daun Bisa dibuka tutup dan gampang dibawa kemana saja. Sasando di atas merupakan Sasando yang bisa dimainkan oleh profesional. Kami sudah melayani pembelian ke berbagai daerah di Indonesia juga luar negeri. Kami juga menerima tawaran untuk performance Sasando solo maupun grup di nasional maupun internasional. Perhitungan berat produk dengan ukuran besar di dasarkan pada perhitungan volume 90x50x30cm digunakan rumus berat volume pada TIKI/JNE = (PxLxT)/6000. Harga di atas belum termasuk ongkir.
Ongkir sudah termasuk pengiriman dengan packing kayu dan sangat aman sampai tujuan.

Contact/WA: 085738012724
email: nat_arch@hotmailcom







Sasando 54 Senar (Sudah Termasuk Stand + Hardcase)

Sasando Elektrik 54 Strings dengan stand dan Hardcase Rp 7.000.000,-  
Electric Sasando 54 Strings with stand IDR 7.000.000,- 
Setiap Sasando selalu dibuat baru dan proses pembuatan 5-10 hari, Detail SASANDO Handmade. Warna bisa di request silahkan chat kami. Daun Bisa dibuka tutup dan gampang dibawa kemana saja. Sasando di atas merupakan Sasando yang bisa dimainkan oleh profesional. Kami sudah melayani pembelian ke berbagai daerah di Indonesia juga luar negeri. Kami juga menerima tawaran untuk performance Sasando solo maupun grup di nasional maupun internasional. Perhitungan berat produk dengan ukuran besar di dasarkan pada perhitungan volume 90x50x30cm digunakan rumus berat volume pada TIKI/JNE = (PxLxT)/6000. Harga di atas belum termasuk ongkir.
Ongkir sudah termasuk pengiriman dengan packing kayu dan sangat aman sampai tujuan.

Contact/WA: 085738012724
email: nat_arch@hotmailcom




Saturday, 25 January 2020

Electric Sasando 54 Strings dengan stand besar

Sasando Elektrik 54 Strings dengan stand Rp 5.500.000,-  
Electric Sasando 54 Strings with stand IDR 5.500.000,- 
Setiap Sasando selalu dibuat baru dan proses pembuatan 5-10 hari, Detail SASANDO Handmade. Warna bisa di request silahkan chat kami. Daun Bisa dibuka tutup dan gampang dibawa kemana saja. Sasando di atas merupakan Sasando yang bisa dimainkan oleh profesional. Kami sudah melayani pembelian ke berbagai daerah di Indonesia juga luar negeri. Kami juga menerima tawaran untuk performance Sasando solo maupun grup di nasional maupun internasional. Perhitungan berat produk dengan ukuran besar di dasarkan pada perhitungan volume 90x50x30cm digunakan rumus berat volume pada TIKI/JNE = (PxLxT)/6000. Harga di atas belum termasuk ongkir.
Ongkir sudah termasuk pengiriman dengan packing kayu dan sangat aman sampai tujuan.

Contact/WA: 085738012724
email: nat_arch@hotmailcom


Sasando 54 Strings (Including Stand, Hardcase, Tutorial Book, Cable and Tuner)

Paket Mella Sasando 54 Strings (Free Stand, Hardcase, Softcase, Buku Tutorial, Kabel dan Tuner). Sasando ini adalah jenis sasando modern yang sudah dimodifikasi oleh Natalino Mella dalam segi bentuk, bunyi dan pemakaian bahan dengan kualitas premium. Dilengkapi dengan 54 senar warna-warni, spul terbaik dan stand yang kokoh akan menjadikan sasando ini sasando terbaik yang anda miliki. Sasando yang dipakai oleh profesional dengan suara yang luar biasa. Sasando ini akan dibuat dalam tempo waktu 11-14 hari untuk menjaga kualitasnya. Setiap konsumen akan mendapatkan sasando yang baru. Warna dan motif sasando juga bisa dipilih sendiri. Jangan lupa untuk menghubungi kami jika ingin meminta warna yang berbeda.  
Mella Sasando 54 Strings (Free Stand, Hardcase, Buku Tutorial, Kabel dan Tuner).
Rp 7.000.000,-
Jika Sasando dan stand dipisah tempatnya, Sasando pada hardcase dan stand pada softcase maka harga menjadi Rp 7.250.000,-
Biasa pemisahan ini dibuat karena Sasando dan stand akan menjadi lebih ringan di bawa kemana2 dan gampang diatur

Mella Sasando Package 54 Strings (Free Stand, Hardcase, Sofcase, Tutorial Book, Cable and Tuner). This Sasando is a type of modern Sasando that has been modified by Natalino Mella in terms of shape, sound and it used premium quality materials. Equipped with 45 colorful strings, the best pick up and sturdy stand will make this Sasando is the best for you. It is used by professionals Sasando player and have an extraordinary sound. Made within 11-14 days to maintain its quality. Every consumer will get a new Sasando. Sasando colors and motifs can also be chosen by yourself. Don't forget to contact us if you want to request a different color.
Mella Sasando 54 Strings (Free Stand, Hardcase, Buku Tutorial, Kabel dan Tuner).
IDR 7.000.000,-
If you want to make different case for Sasando and stand. Hardcase for Sasando only and Softcase for stand only. The price is IDR 7.250.000,-










Monday, 20 January 2020

Sasando 54 Senar with Equalizer & Tuner (Including Stand + Hardcase)

Welcome 2020

Memperkenalkan kepada Anda Mella Sasando 54 Strings.
Desain terbaru saya yang dilengkapi dengan Equalizer & Tuner. 
Mella Sasando 54 Strings dilengkapi dengan Equalizer untuk pengaturan volume dan 
Tuner built in dan senar warna yang akan membuat anda semakin keren.
Harga sudah termasuk stand besar, hardcase untuk Sasando,
dan Softcase untuk stand, juga buku tutorial.
Warna bisa di custom sesuai permintaan. Lama pembuatan 10-14 hari.
FREE HARDCASE, SOFTCASE, KABEL, BUKU TUTORIAL DAN ALAT TUNER

Introducing to you my New "Mella" Sasando 54 Strings with Equalizer & Tuner.
Mella Sasando 54 Strings is equipped with an Equalizer for volume adjustment and tuner built in with colorful strings that will make you even cooler. The price includes a large stand, hardcase for Sasando, Softcase for a stand, and a tutorial book for beginners.
The color can be custom according to your request. Making process is 10-14 days.
FREE HARDCASE, SOFTCASE, CABLE, TUTORIAL BOOK AND TUNER TOOLS
 

Harga Rp 8.500.000,-
Price IDR 8.500.000 


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