Pepa (instrument)

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A Bihu dancer blowing a Pepa
Youths perform the Bihu dance on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival at Diphalu village in Nagaon district of Assam

The pepa is a hornpipe musical instrument that is used in traditional music in Assam, India. It is usually made with the horn of a buffalo.[1]

As the buffalo population is dwindling gradually in Assam due to shrinking pastoral lands, getting a pepa is currently very difficult. Cost of a pepa in market has even reached ₹2500 in recent years.


  1. ^ Dilip Ranjan Barthakur (2003). The Music and Musical Instruments of North Eastern India. Mittal Publications. pp. 116–. ISBN 978-81-7099-881-5. 

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