Khamu panpipes horr

5 long bamboo tubes (four closed at the bottom by a node, one open) are tied in a bundle.  The player holds the instrument away from the mouth and blows gently into it rather than across the tubes, trilling with the tongue “producing a gentler sound almost as if it was the wind blowing”. It is played by women for their own enjoyment- the sound is barely loud enough to carry to a listener more than a few inches away. A similar instrument with 13 pipes is played by the Gia Rai in Vietnam.

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