Zukra

Name: Zukra.
Type: Aerophones > Reeds > Bagpipes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.122
Country: Libya.
Region: North Africa.

Description: The zukra [in Arabic: زكرة‎ zokra, 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.

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