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Buguri [puxury]locked

  • Pribislav Pitoëff

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End-blown trumpet of the Toda (puxury) and Badaga (buguri) peoples of the Nilgiri Hills, south India. It is made of thin cane about 60 cm long with a bore about 1.25 to 0.75 cm wide and having five fingerholes. A short section of branch projects from nodes on either side. The mouthhole is bevelled on the inside and may be reinforced by a fabric binding. A conical ferrous-metal or buffalo-horn bell is sometimes added. It is played obliquely, sometimes by circular breathing, either solo or in song accompaniments. The spellings ...

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Proceedings of the Musical Association