Pepa (instrument)

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A Bihu dancer blowing a Pepa

'Pepa' (Assamese: পেঁপা) is a flute-like musical instrument that is used in traditional music in Assam.

It is usually with very short stem made from small diameter bamboo/cane/reed with the end away from the mouth capped with the horn of a buffalo.

It is an integral part of the culture of Assam.

As the bufallo population is dwindling gradually in Assam due to shrinking pastoral lands,getting a pepa is very difficult these days. Cost of a pepa in market has reached even Rs 2500.

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