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The mizwad (mezoued, mizwid) (Arabic: مِزْود; plural مَزاود mazāwid, literally "sack," “bag,” or “food pouch”) is a type of bagpipes played in Tunisia. The instrument consists of a skin bag with a joined double-chanter, terminating in two cow horns, similar to a hornpipe.This instrument is played with a single-reed.

The ethnomusicologist Anthony Baines stated that the term "zukra" is also used for this instrument, though bagpipe enthusiast Oliver Seeler states that this connection is incorrect. While the Zukra may be similar, it is not the same. it is, in fact, a wind instrument in Libya which is similar to the mizwad.[1]


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