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Pungi [Instrument]

The pungi, also known as the bin, is a wind instrument that originated from India and is typically played by snake charmers. It is about one to two feet in length and made from a dry bottle-gourd. It consists of two reeds or bamboo tubes known as Jivala. One is used for melody while the other is used for drones. The pungi is played with no pauses and requires circular breathing to produce a continuous tone. It was originally developed as an Indian folk music instrument, and is still important for religious purposes and music in India today.  

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