Music from India
Kessanla, Monpa peng keling flute solo
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RK DAT 41
In the kitchen in a traditional Monpa stone/wood house, Sehru village, Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh
Mr. Nangpa (Himalayan transverse flute)
Mr. Nangpa plays the Himalayan transverse flute Peng keling. Mr. Nangpa is one of the few remaining side-blown flute players in Tawang district and plays the piece called Kessanla. The flute, known as peng keling (phred-gling) was made by the player himself. Flutes are usually used by herders and farmers for their own enjoyment. The artist belongs to the Monpa tribe and speaks the Tibeto-Burman language Monpa.