TARPA or PAVRI

by David Courtney working tools

 

Folk hornpipe of India

The tarpa or pavri is a type of a hornpipe of the Pungi class. Indeed it is really nothing but a very large pungi that has a gourd or cow horn attached to the end. It is generally about 3 to 4 feet in length.

This instrument is found among the Kokna tribes of Western India. It plays a central position of the tarpha and pavri dances.

 

 

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