Type: Aerophones > Reeds > Free > Gourd >
Area: Yunnan Province, Shan State & State Of Assam.
Country: China & Myanmar [Burma] & India.
Region: Far East Asia.
Description: The [in traditional Chinese: 葫蘆絲; in simplified Chinese: 葫芦丝; in pinyin: húlúsī] is a vibrating free reed instrument. That is played by several ethnic groups including the Dai people in the Yunnan Province, China. The hulusi is also played in the Shan State in Myanmar, and It is also played in Vietnam.
Etymology: The name of the instrument [in Mandarin: Hulusi] comes from the Mandarin Chinese word húlu [葫蘆絲 / 葫芦丝], meaning “Calabash gourd,” and si, meaning “silk” (referring to the instrument’s smooth tone. The instrument is called “pi lamtao” in the Dai [Tai Nuea] language of Dehong and “pi namtao” in Lue language of Sipsong Panna.
In the Khun language [Kengtung], in the Yuan language of Northern Thailand], in the Lao language and Thai language. It is also called Huluxi in Assam. the huluxi is played by many Indigenous peoples. In Vietnam the hulusi is called a [in Vietnamese: Sáo Bầu].
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