Chiboni

Chiboni

 

an Adzhar wind reed instrument. A type of bagpipe, the chiboni has two melody pipes with five and three finger holes, respectively. It can perform two-part melodies in sharp and loud shrills and is used at festivals as a solo instrument and to accompany dancing—particularly dancing involving large numbers of people—and singing. Sometimes rhythmic folk tunes are performed on the instrument as an accompaniment to work. The chiboni is played by men, called mechibone.

REFERENCE

Vertkov, K., G. Blagodatov, and E. Iazovitskaia. Atlas muzykal’nykh instrumentov narodov SSSR, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1975. Pages 135–36.
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