Renowned hasapi player Si Data of "Soerbakti, Karolanden," North Sumatra (1915-1920) by Tassilo Adam

Hasapi, also written as kacapi, hapitan, and kulcapi, is a two-stringed lute played by the Batak people of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.[1] The plucked instrument was used for Zere religious rituals and is now used as part of the orchestra accompanying the traveling theater Opera Batak.


  1. ^ Achim Sibeth; Bruce W. Carpenter (2007). Batak sculpture. D. Millet. p. 212.