Pepa : Introduction
‘Pepa‘ (Assamese: পেঁপা) is a flute-like musical instrument that is used in traditional music in Assam. It is usually with very short stem made from small diameter bamboo/cane/reed with the end away from the mouth capped with the horn of a buffalo. It is an integral part of the culture of Assam.
As the bufallo population is dwindling gradually in Assam due to shrinking pastoral lands,getting a pepa is very difficult these days. Cost of a pepa in market has reached even Rs 2500.