Ney Jofti

Figure 1: A particular ney-e jofti from the time of Farabi
Figure 2: A model of the ney-e jofti from the time of Farabi which is still played
Figure 3: Qanbar Rastgu, a ney-e jofti player from Hormozgan

This instrument is a wind instrument with a mouth piece. The ney-e jofti is made of reeds and is a double piped reed. Because of its two pipes, its sound is very ample and attractive. It is an ancient instrument and has been played for several thousands years in the Middle East. Farabi (d. 950) classified two kinds of this reed and depicted them in his book, Musiqi al-Kabir. The ney-e jofti is mostly played in the south and southwestern parts of Iran. Shushtar, Bushehr, and Hormozgan are the main birthplaces of this instrument. Like its counterparts in Khorasan and Kurdistan, the qoshmeh and dozaleh, the ney-e jofti is usually played in the happy ceremonies. Also, the ney-e jofti is accompanied by percussion instruments, such as damam, kaser, and dayere.

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