Playing the Angklung

One of the most unusual musical instruments that I have come across in Thailand is the “angklung”. It is made from carved bamboo tubes which are attached to a frame which is then shaken to produce a note. Each frame has bamboo tubes of different lengths which produces different notes. Normally the musician will stand and hold one or two of these frames. However, this is the first time I have seen them sitting down with a total of seven angklungs per person.