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Surnāy [sornā, surla, surle, sūrnā, surnāī, ṣurnāy, zournas, zukra, zurla, zurna, zūrnā]locked

  • Christian Poché
  •  and Razia Sultanova


Folk shawm of West and Central Asia, south-eastern Europe and parts of North Africa. Its general form is a conical wooden tube 30–45 cm long, but its length may extend to 60 cm. It is played with a double reed and usually has a pirouette....

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