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November 3rd, 2010

The putipù is a percussion instrument used in Neapolitan folk music and, generally speaking in the folk music of much of southern Italy. (An alternatate name is "caccavella".) The name putipù is onomatopoeia for the "burping" sound the instrument makes when played. The instrument consists of a membrane stretched across a resonating chamber, like a drum. Instead of the membrane being stuck, however, a handle is used to compress air rhythmically within the chamber. The air then spurts audibly out of the not-quite-hermetic seal that fastens the membrane to the clay or metal body of the instrument.

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AIFF (.aiff)
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44100.0 Hz
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16 bit
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