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date: 14 November 2019

Dobandī bā̃sī [dobandī bansī]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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[dobandī bansī]

Double duct flute, with central blow-hole, of Orissa, east India. A cylindrical bamboo tube, about 72 cm long, has two sets of five fingerholes near each end and two whistle-ducts nearer the centre. Between these is the simple blow-hole; inside the flute, at the centre, two wax partitions with vents direct the breath towards the ducts. One side is slightly longer than the other. The dobandī bā̃sī is played by pastoral peoples, as are most double duct flutes in India, and is similar to the ...

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