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World Music Day: Theremin to Mayuri, a look at lesser-known instruments

Some are invisible, others are played using water. But they all produce sounds you never dreamt were possible. Take a look at some extraordinary musical instruments on World Music Day 2022

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World Music Day: Some are invisible, some are wrapped around the body, and others are played using water. But there is little doubt that they produce sounds you never dreamt were possible

Surbhi Gloria Singh New Delhi
As a wannabe musician, have you ever imagined yourself waving your hands in the air or playing with water to produce beautiful sounds? While you may have just been dreaming about it, genius musicians and physicists have actually developed rare, experimental and, well, uncommon musical instruments.
To mark World Music Day, we bring you some extraordinary and lesser-known musical apparatuses. But before exploring them, let's understand what this day is about and why it is celebrated.
It all began in France in 1981 when Maurice Fleuret, Director of Music and Dance at the French Ministry of Culture, said: "Music will be everywhere

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 11:40 AM IST

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