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Been Baja

Been Baja is a traditional musical instrument originating from Punjab. This instrument is similar to the Bagpipes of Scotland. It is a regular feature in festivals, fairs and marriages. The tune played on it ranges from marching songs to love songs.

The Been Baja is made up of an airbag attached with 3 vertical pipes. One of these pipes serves as the mouthpiece. The major difference between the Been Baja and the Bagpipe is that the airbag is made from cloth instead of leather.

Updated on 18th March, 2015


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