Bālābān [balaman, yasti balaman, duduk]
- Jean During,
- Johanna Spector,
- Scheherazade Qassim Hassan
- and Mark Slobin
(1) Cylindrical oboe of the Caucasus (particularly Azerbaijan), northern Iran and north-east Iraq. In northern Iran the bālābān is also known by its older Turkish name nerme ney or mey. It has a cylindrical wooden pipe, a broad reed and eight finger-holes, giving the scale E♭ (with an A♮). The warm, full tone of the ...