Sumatran Music

Sumatra is a part of Indonesia; its best-known musical output is probably dangdut, a rabab/saluang instrumental style.

The Sumatran Toba people are distinctive in their use of tuned drums to carry the melody in their music; this practice is very rare worldwide. The Toba also use an instrument similar to the oboe and several kinds of gongs. Ensembles include the gondang sabangunan.