The Kawala is a flute native to Egypt, it has 6 holes and is currently tuned in the natural major scale, the sound is made from the inclination of the flute under the lips forming an angle over the corner of the mouthpiece, it requires training in the embouchure and pitch to produce a satisfactory sound, being possible to reach up to 3 octaves in some notes. When we master the embouchure it becomes an extension of the voice! It is one of the oldest, simplest and most powerful flutes in existence. Its origin takes us to ancient Egypt and its structure, due to its simplicity, gives the clear feeling of being one of the first flute formats created by mankind. Although very similar to the Ney, a flute highly popular in traditional Middle Eastern music, the Kawala does not have a hole in the back like the Ney. Kawala Kawala tonal structure for the Egyptian folk music community. It is indicated for introduction to oriental tones due to the possibility of adjusting the tuning with the mouth and position of the fingers and at the same time it is the most suitable wind instrument with an oriental sound for western music.


We produce the Kawala in 6 tunings, with A (LA) being the shortest length flute. Then we have tuning in G (SOL), F (FA), E (MI), D (RE) and C (DO), with the Kawala C flute having the longest length and lowest tone. Its drilling reproduces the diatonic scale, but with the embouchure movement it is possible to reproduce the 1/4 tone of Arabic music. As it is an edge wind flute, it depends on practicing the embouchure to reproduce sound with quality, not being an easy flute to play at first contact.


Traditionally, kawala s are produced with cane bamboo ( Arundo Donax ), which is a kind of light and fragile cane. We produce the flutes with a more resistant bamboo called Indian cane (Phyllostachys aurea). The bamboo selected for these flutes is of high acoustic quality of medium thickness. The bamboos are shade-dried for 6 months, treated and sealed to withstand time and variations in humidity and temperature. In addition to protection against fungi. The mouthpiece of the flutes is made of bamboo in the bamboo itself.


All flutes receive non-toxic varnish (Indian shellac) and colored protective threads that can be chosen on the flute page. Choose a tuning and on the flute page you can choose the wire colors. We don't produce in quantity, we create the flute for YOU, with full attention to sound quality.

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