Phantom Gambus


The gambus of Nusantara is a guitar-like instrument that is closely related to the Yemeni qanbūs, Arabic oud and distantly related to the Western lute. Compared to the guitar, the gambus has no frets (the vertical bars at the neck of the guitar) and comes with a bulbous body. Watch as Fauziah Suhaili combines three disparate elements in her performance: the traditional gambus, the theme from the musical Phantom of the Opera, and a rock backing. [The tempo starts slow and picks up from there.]