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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Musical Instruments ➔ Reed Flute

Identifier:
2018.56.4
Description:
Sicilian music is punctuated with the sounds of the friscalettu or reed flute.  Often hand carved by the player using the wood from fig or olive trees, the oleander shrub, or seasonal reeds. Like the harmonica, a friscalettu (friscaletto, in Italian language versus Sicilian) player carries with him or her multiple lengths of this flute and decides which one to play according to the key of the song.
Date:
circa 2000
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift of Justin Berg
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Justin Berg