Sompoton, a traditional musical instrument played by the Kadazan Dusun tribe and its originally from Tambunan district, Northern part of Sabah. Sompoton is made of by dried gourd and using a combination of 8 bamboo pipes inserted into it together with beeswax and 5 vines. The sounds of Sompoton can be described similar as the bagpipe + the mouth organ which are now occasionally been played during the Harvest Festival.

How to play Sompoton?
Using a mouth to blows and sucks air through the gourd mouth-piece to released the sounds of Sompoton.

  1. […] published within the last two weeks that deals with gourds.  I did find a blog and a picture of a sompoton, a musical instrument made from a dried gourd with eight bamboo […]

  2. Musical Gear says:

    Thanks for giving us information about Malaysian musical instruments. Your picture of the Sompoton was shot beautifully, so suited for travel magazines. Way to go 🙂

  3. esharkj says:

    No probs! you’re always welcome.. if any of you interested to have my photos just drop me a line at esharkj[at]gmail[dot]com, sure we can discuss further. Thanks 😉

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