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date: 13 November 2019


  • Alastair Dick


Oboe of Bengal and Orissa, east India. It is usually a short slender pipe, about 35 cm long, with externally conical wooden body and a small, bulbous bell; the bell is often of metal (cast bronze), and in Orissa has a decorative relief of serpents. There are seven fingerholes. The mahurī is used in folk music and dance, including the ...

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