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KĒLĒ

Not to be confused with Kělě

Kēlē is a hollowed tree trunk covered with an animal skin at one end while the other end is left open and it is played with two bare hands (fingers and palms). This is the parent of the Kēlē ensemble. Kēlē is divided into two, they are: Pop Kēlē and Kem Kēlē. These two instruments play an important role like the Father and Mother in Kēlē ensemble.

The Kem Kēlē is smaller than the Pop Kēlē in size. While the Pop Kēlē produces a deeper sound, the Kem Kēlē produces a lighter sound. It can be represented on the staff as similar to Conga as follows: