The zukra (zokra, zoughara, Arabic: زكرة) is a Libyan bagpipe[1] with a double-chanter terminating in two cow horns; it is similar in construction to the Tunisian mizwad.

The instrument is played as a bagpipe in the south and west of Libya, but played by mouth without a bag in the east.[2] The instrument is played at feasts, weddings, and funerals.[3]

See also


  1. Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Jon Lusk (5 December 2006). The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & Middle East. Rough Guides. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-84353-551-5. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. Anthony Ham (15 August 2007). Libya. Lonely Planet. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-1-74059-493-6. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. Nina Epton (1952). Oasis Kingdom: the Libyan story. Jarrolds. p. 18. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  • Image of a zukra player in a band, in Paul A. Rozario (January 2004). Libya. Gareth Stevens. pp. 32–. ISBN 978-0-8368-3111-5. Retrieved 23 April 2011.

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