Sulh Ensemble Musical Instruments: Lisu Subu

The Subu is a long necked lute with snakeskin head used by the Tibeto-Burmese Lisu people that live throughout Burma (Myanmar) and portions of Thailand.

Alternate Names: tseubeu, subu, deuham, dsyböö, and sae mu

Tuning: D4, D4, A4 – C4, D4, A4 – A3, E4, A4


Author: Sulh Ensemble

Sulh Ensemble is a group that plays intercultural music from the Silk Road, South and Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and new compositions for ethnic ensembles based in the Greater Louisville/Kentuckiana region. Through concerts, collaborations, and outreach with dancers, composers, and musicians the group is constantly exploring global music genres. Many of the musicians of Sulh are active as teachers, producers, advocates, and practitioners of the arts of many music and dance traditions from around the world.