Type: Duct / Fipple Flute > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.211.12
Region: South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean.
Description: The souravli in Greek: σουραύλι; Cretan Greek: θιαμπόλι thiampoli or φιαμπόλι fiampoli] is a Greek folk instrument, a type of a fipple flute made of reed or wood. It has a 2 octave ambitus. A double flute is called a disavli [δισαύλι], one with no holes and the other one having holes to play the melody. In Cyclades, the souravli is very widespread, especially in the Greek island of Naxos.