Yadi Bamboo Harp
Behold the Yadi Bamboo Harp, an amazing electric string and percussion hybrid instrument combining a 9 string bass harp on one side, and a bamboo 'string' percussion instrument on the other! This brand new world instrumentwas birthed in February 2023 in a wonderful collaboration between Beautiful Sounds owner Kerem Brule and instrument artisan Supriyadi of Sacred Instruments Bali.
The Bamboo Harp is a handcrafted tunable instrument on both the string side and the percussion sides. Both sides can be played with included mallets, and it comes in a full package with adjustable playing stand, carry bag, tuning wrench and an incorporated electric pickup which allows you to add special effects or simply amplify your strings through your own amplifier or speaker.
Listen below to the Bamboo Harp being played by maker Supriyadi (aka Yadi) and imagine the magical possibilities of adding this to your current instrument collection. Purchase now to be on the waitlist as these extremely unique instrument are made by hand by one person with deep care and intention and take time (up to 3 months).
Meet the Maker
Story of Yadi
Yadi (Supriyadi) is a traditional and experimental musician and instrument maker from East Java, Indonesia. He grew up in a small village and started playing traditional instruments as a kid. First instruments were bamboo jaw harp and bamboo drum, and later string instruments - traditional harp and rebab Tarawangsa (seen above left picture).
Yadi’s love for wood came from his grandpa who was a wooden and bamboo house builder and Yadi could watch him working for hours. Later he combined his passion for music with love of wood and started his first attempts in making instruments at 19. Being a self-taught master, Yadi keeps on learning and experimenting with various instruments.
Bamboo is a big part of life and culture in Indonesia, it is a sacred wood, representing strength, flexibility and evolution. Most of the instruments made of bamboo are sacred as well and played for different ceremonies and rituals.
At the moment Yadi lives in Bali, having a small instrument workshop where he’s producing instruments for sound healing - such as monochords and healing harps, traditional instruments from Java and constantly experimenting with creating new instruments like the Bamboo Harp created in collaboration with Beautiful Sounds! He also plays for soundhealing sessions and traditional Javanese music performances.