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for the village in Burma see Kawala, Burma

The kāwālā (Arabic: كاوالا‎ or كولة‎; also called salamiya, سلامية‎) is an end-blown cane flute used in Arabic music. It is similar to the ney but has six finger holes, while the ney has seven (including one in the back). The kawala comes in up to nine different sizes, according to the maqam.

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  • [1], Images of the making of the Kawala by dominik huber /
  • Set of 9 kawalas

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