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date: 19 November 2019

Tola waghelocked

  • Jeremy Montagu

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Slit-reed (retreating reed) aerophone of Nias, Indonesia, made from a rice stalk. It is closed with a node at one end, and near the node the stalk is pinched so that it bulges. The bulge, with a vertical slit cut into it that dilates under breath pressure, is blown inside the player’s mouth to produce a penetrating sound....

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