Mankosa manna (f)

(with) definite article: sa
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2nd chanter (of a double chanter)

Identical types: 3

From "manku [left; "sa manu manka": the left hand] + "manna" [big]; left hand chanter (including the reed), tied divergently to the Tumbu, together forming the Kroba; Weis Bentzon states that "The habit of tying the mankosa manna to the drone was not universal in former times and may well be an innovation introduced in the 19th century. In the village of Cabras (prov. Oristano) there are thus still [1960s; ws] a few older launeddas players who prefer to hold these 2 pipes separately in the left hand, and according to reports from […] Aurelio Porcu, the same prevailed in the village of Samugheo".

Made of cane [Arundo donax?]; The material, called "Kanna masku" [male cane], has large intervals between the joints and a very thick wall; The two sections nearest its root are the best part of a plant.

Mancina, Mancosa manna, Mankoza manna


Weis Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin: The launeddas: a Sardinian folk music instrument. Copenhagen, 1969, p.14-15, 144 (note 3).