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  • n. An ancient reeded woodwind instrument with a long slim body and bulbous sound bowl, with or without keys.


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  • Shenailess and no band. shenai is a flute like musical instrument played at funerals and weddings and its popular exponent was Late Bismillah Khan. .who played the shenai, walking barefeet on Ashura the 10th day of Moharram. posted on 21 sept 2006

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  • I met the erstwhile Rajah of Mehmoodabad a thorough gentleman, polished, well read and pure blue blood, but on Athvi he walks bare feet with his family and the sepulchral melody of the shenai and old charm is once again seen, in fullflow.

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  • Though mistakenly credited with employing flute and bass clarinet here, this first ESP installment finds Logan strictly on alto and tenor saxophones and shenai.


  • But through it all was the gripping sound emanating from the entryway, a young man playing a shenai (a long reed instrument) that resonated through the little semi-enclosed stone and concrete space, another young man next to him chanting Hindu verses.


  • The procession is accompanied by the rythmic beating of the drums and the playing of the shenai trumpet. - Gateway to Fiji Islands - News

  • a home away from home at Ajmer fools enter and angels fear to dare hijdas, eunuchs, transgendered wing broken, incomplete identity open hair, anklet bells, androgynous shenai all at this festive fair soul to souls body to body bare on the khwaja moinuddin chishty s mazaar sandal, a new hope, share bhaucahara mata, aryavan of koovagam also there

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  • The kettledrums boomed, the shenai let loose its wail, men’s voices clamored in song in the darkness.

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