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CHIMPTA (CHIMTA)

(MUSICAL FIRE TONGS)

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Chimpta, Indian musical fire tongs

The chimpta is actually a fire tong.  However, it has evolved into a musical instrument by the permanent addition of small brass jingles.  This instrument is especially popular in Punjabi folk music and the Sikh religious music known as shabad.

 


 

Selected Video

Shabad Parbhaat Feri Punjabi Gurbani {Abohar / Punjab}

 

Chimta

 

 


 

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