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The Bansuri is a transverse flute typically played in India. It is made of a single piece of bamboo with seven open holes. 
The word Bansuri comes from the Sanskrit words “Bans” (Bamboo) and “Sur” (musical note) literally meaning the “sound of bamboo”.
The Bansuri flute embodies the simplicity and the perfection and its deep, sharp and vibrant sound transmits elevation.
This is also the reason why it is often used as a spiritual symbol representing the human body animated by divine breath. 
The sound of this flute is in fact rich in glissando and its microtonal pitch modulations remember the human voice. It is today one of the oldest and most diffuse instrument in India. 
It can be played in ensemble of classical and folk music but also in a solo performance accompanied by one or more flutes.