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Jamie Colburn and Jessica Gomes-Ng will perform the roles of Tony and Maria, respectively, in selections from West Side Story as part of one of the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert at Hill Auditorium on Nov. 18
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Name of Instrument: kundu
Maker / Brand:
Stearns Catalog #: 0295
Country of Origin: New Guinea
Region of Origin: Oceana
Instrument Category: Membranophone
Date of Fabrication:
Description: From the 1921 Stearns Catalogue: The long crocodile-shaped body bears a handle at the middle, and is decorated with carved bands. The open end is a captivating representation of the open jaws of a crocodile. It resembles the warup of the West Torres Straits so closely that it might be so designated.
Research: Prof. Albert A. Stanley
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