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date: 22 November 2019

Noone guddalavani burralocked

  • Alastair Dick

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Drone chordophone (‘plucked drum’) of Andhra, South India. It is similar to the tuntune of Maharashtra: the body is a hollow, tapering cylinder (often metal) whose lower end is covered with skin; a steel string passes up through the body from the centre of the skin and is secured to a tuning-peg inserted through the top of a neck affixed to the side of the body. The instrument is plucked by the finger to accompany vocal music, and its name indicates its use by soothsayers....

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