Dja Mblai

Name: Dja Mblai.
Type: Aerophones > Free > Reed > Pipes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 412.131
Country: Laos, Vietnam, etc.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The dja Mblai is a transverse blown free reed aerophone of the Hmong people o Laos, with variations of the same instrument found in neighbouring regions. In Vietnam it is referred to as the Meo sao [Hmong Flutes].

The Dja Mblai are also related to the pi joom of Thailand and the bawu of southern China. Versions shown here have been collected in Thailand and Vietnam.

Citations: Bibliography: Randy Raine-Reusch @ asza.com [dja mblai article].

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