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date: 25 January 2020

Bãy [bãycā, kvaku]locked

  • Mireille Helffer
  • , revised by Gert-Matthias Wegner
  •  and Simonne Bailey


[bãycā, kvaku]

Small beaked duct flute of Nepal. The bamboo tube is about 25 cm long with a diameter of 2.5 cm. It has seven fingerholes and one thumbhole, giving a range of 14 notes. Now obsolete except for a performance group at Kathmandu University, the bãy was formerly played by tailor-musicians of the Kathmandu Valley in the Bhaktapur ...

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