żummara

~ Other instrument

Description

The żummara is a Maltese instrument similar to a kazoo. It is made out of a piece of bamboo reed covered on one end by greaseproof paper tied with string. A melody is then hummed into a hole in the reed producing a rough raspy sound. Not to be confused with the Egyptian/Iraqi zummara which is an instrument similar to a chalemeau.

Relationships

from: Malta
type of: mirliton