World Sacred Spirit Festival


The Satara Langa tradition

The satârâ is a double flute with a mouthpiece and is made of wood of pastoral origin; it is also called pâva. The pâva, quite known in South Pakistan and in the regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan, exists in various forms. They are called pâva Jodi, when the two separate tubes – one for the drone and the other for melody – are tuned to be played together and are of the same length (approximately sixty centimetres). When the tonality of the drone has lower consecutive fifths, it is called dyodha pâva. In this case, the tube for the drone is one and half times longer than the tube for melody (dyodha literally signifying “one and a half”).