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Monday, May 7, 2012

More Arab Bagpipes: The Tunisian Mezoued

Back in 2009 and 2010, this blog posted several posts about Arab bagpipes — both the popularity in many countries of Scottish bagpipes and the indigenous bagpipes of several parts of North Africa and the Middle East, complete with music videos.

Now the website Tunis-Live has a piece on bagpipes and the Mezoued genre of traditional music: "Tunisian bagpipes: 'Mezoued' Still Resonates in Tunisia."

Their chosen video shows a Mezoued style singer but does not emphasize the bagpipe:

So for a better look at the pipe itself I'll add this:

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