Gogona

The gogona is an Assamese jaw harp,[1] a vibrating reed instrument that is used primarily in the traditional Bihu music in Assam. It is made of a piece of bamboo/horn that has a bifurcation on one end. The solid end is gripped with the teeth and the free ends are then struck repeatedly with the fingers to emit the distinctive sound of the gogona. It was originally developed in ancient China(Kouxian) and passed on to the Sino-Tibetan tribes who overtime migrated to Assam, now chiefly used by the Sadiyal Kachari groups such as Chutia people, Deoris, Sonowals.[2]

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References

  1. ^ https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/gogona/VwFoQgkGB9vlRA?hl=en&avm=4
  2. ^ Endle, Sidney. "The Kacháris". gutenberg.org. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  3. ^ Musical Instruments Archived 2013-09-06 at the Wayback Machine, Enajori.com