Name: Zukra.
Type: Aerophones > Reeds > Bagpipes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.112
Country: Many.
Region: North Africa.

Description: The zukra [in Arabic; زكرة: zokra or zoughara] is a Libyan bagpipe with a double-chanter terminating in two cow horns; it is similar in construction to the Tunisian mizwad. The instrument is played as a bagpipe in the south and west of Libya, but played by mouth without a bag in the east. The instrument is played at feasts, weddings and funerals.

Citations: Bibliography: Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Jon Lusk 5 December 2006 ; The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & Middle East. Rough Guides. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-84353-551-5 ; Websites:

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