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date: 14 November 2019

Upanga [upang]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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[upang]

Indian term denoting various reedpipes. The upang (owpunk) is described in the late 16th century as a tube with a hole in the centre in which is placed a reed (the precise type is not clear). The instrument was played in the aristocratic house orchestra akhārā. The şruti upanga...

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