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Not to be confused with KREM, the CBS-affiliated television station serving the Spokane, Washington-Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area.

The krem is a musical instrument, a type of bamboo tube zither played by the Jah Hut group of the Orang Asli tribal peoples of Malaysia.

The instrument is made of a bamboo tube, open at one end and with some slits for sound-holes; it has two strings, previously made of roots but now often nylon. The instrument may be plucked or bowed, and is mainly played by women.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Patricia Ann Matusky; Sooi Beng Tan (2004). The Music of Malaysia. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 298–. ISBN 978-0-7546-0831-8. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  2. ^ Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof (2004). The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: Performing arts. Archipelago Press. p. 71.