Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 14 November 2019

Dobandī bā̃sī [dobandī bansī]locked

  • Alastair Dick


[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 ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.