Heritage of Meghalaya


Musical Instruments used during the festivals and ceremonies

Khasi and Jaintia:

  1. Beslie : Bamboo Flute
  2. Tangmuri : Clarinet
  3. Duitara : Musical instrument like guitar with muga strings
  4. Ksing/Nakra : Drums used in different occasions
  5. Dymphong : Flat bamboo instrument
  6. Maryngod
  7. Marngthing
  8. Padiah : Small drum to be beaten with fine sticks
  9. Singthap : Side drum beaten with stick one side and hand on the other side
  10. Tanglod : Bamboo Flute
  11. Ksing Kynthei : Drum used for female dancers only . One side is applied wax
  12. Shaw Shaw : Cymbals
  13. Sharati : Flute used during death ceremony
  14. Sitar : Sitar

Garo:

  1. Dama : Long drum
  2. Natik : Small drum accompaniment
  3. Nagra : Big round drum used by sticks
  4. Kram : Head man's drum
  5. Dimchang/Kimjim : Flat bamboo instrument
  6. Bangsi/Ile'p/Okra : Kinds of flutes
  7. Ollongma/Imbinggi : Kinds of Flutes
  8. Dakok : Longest Flute
  9. Adil/Singga : Buffaloe Horn
  10. Chengchap : Cymbals
  11. Chigring : Bamboo stump with strings
  12. Serenda : Violin type of instrument
  13. Gongmina : Jew's harp