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date: 14 November 2019


  • Gert-Matthias Wegner
  •  and Simonne Bailey


Trumpet of central and eastern Nepal. The conical copper tube comprises two telescoping sections extending to about 137 cm long. The Annapurna karnāl of central Nepal has a flared bell, and the Kalaśa karnāl of eastern Nepal has a bowl-shaped bell. The integral mouthpiece is a shallow wide-rimmed cup about 3 cm in diameter, made from two layers of copper. These trumpets are played singly or in pairs by Damāi musicians as part of the ...

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