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Bedug actually comes from India and China. According to legend Cheng Ho from China, as when Admiral Cheng Hoo come to Semarang, they were welcomed by the King of Java at that time. Then, when Cheng Ho was about to leave, and was about to give gifts, the king of Semarang said that he only wanted to listen to the drum sounds from the mosque. Since then, the drum then become part of the mosque, as in China, Korea and Japan, which positioned the drum in the temples as a religious ritual communication tool

In Indonesia, a regular drum is sounded for notification of times of prayer or worship. Drum made ​​from a log or large palm trees along approximately one meter or more. The center of the rod-shaped tubes perforated so big. End of the rod is larger in size covered with animal skin that serves as a membrane or membrane drum. When played, the drum heavy noise, pitched a typical, low, but can be heard up to a considerable distance.


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