Also known as "devil chasers"
and various traditional Filipino names. This bamboo
instrument is from the Philippine Islands and can
be played in ensembles where each player has one stick
and plays interlocking parts. People will also use
this instrument when they go walking out to a field
to scare away animals that might be ahead of them.
Played on the palm or knee, the bamboo makes a buzz
sound because of a small crack that goes most of the
way down the instrument. A small hole near the bottom
is covered and uncovered by the thumb to produce a