CHIMPTA (CHIMTA)

(MUSICAL FIRE TONGS)

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Chimpta, Indian musical fire tongs

The chimpta is actually a fire tong.  However, it has evolved into a musical instrument by the permanent addition of small brass jingles.  This instrument is especially popular in Punjabi folk music and the Sikh religious music known as shabad.

 


 

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