Souna - Chinese Traditional Musical Instruments
11. Souna - Wind Instrument
We bought this Souna in Zhengzhou at a music shop. It is a double reed instrument and quite difficult to make noise with it. You see these instruments at most Chinese weddings in the countryside.
The instrument, often popularly called Laba (trumpet), firstly appeared in the Wei and Jin period (200-420). The instrument is commonly used in the accompaniment to local theatres or to singing and dancing, and also for solos or ensembles on such occasions as weddings, funerals or other ceremonies and celebrations.On to Instrument 12 Back to Chinese Musical Instruments Page 1