The First Maltese Instruments.

The first Maltese instruments were
Zaqq
Zafzafa
Flejguta
Tanbur

See this animoto and listen to their musical sound.


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Flejguta - made up from reed wood, with holes and it plays enchanting melodies when blown through the mouthpiece

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Tanbur - like a hand drum.


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Zummara - similar to flejguta. Also made up from reed wood, but the sound is different.


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Zafzafa - like a long drum with a reed wood inserted in the middle through leather cover. When the reed is moved up and down it produces a typical melody.

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Guzi Gatt playing the "zafzafa".


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Ruben playing iz-zaqq.

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zaqq u tanbur
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zaqq u tanbur
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zaqq u zummara
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zummara.