KERTOK OR COCONUT HUSK PERCUSSION

Kertok is mainly made of the coconut shell. The coconut shell is emptied. Then, a wooden plank (belira) is placed on top of the shell. Two wooden sticks are fixed on both sides of the shell to prevent the wooden plank from falling down when the kertok is beaten.
A wooden stick about 1 foot long with the end striped, with rubber scraps, is used to beat the wooden plank to produce a rhythmic tone.
Kertok is played in groups of eight or ten for leisure or in competition. Each group is given a chance to show their performance and the winner is decided by the tone and rhythm produced and the showmanship of the group players.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s