Ploong

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A Mru young man playing a ploong

A ploong (or plung) is a musical instrument of the Mru (or Murung) people, who inhabit the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and also in Burma. It is a mouth organ made from gourds and bamboo and is of varying sizes.[1] The largest ploong has eight long pipes; its sound has been compared to a bagpipe or electronic organ.

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  1. ^ Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham (2000). World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific. Rough Guides. pp. 100–. ISBN 978-1-85828-636-5.