Jodia Pawa has a significant roll in the rich cultural heritage of Kutch. As we listen to Jodia Pawa,it is natural to understand that Jodia Pawa is a kind of a Bansari – a flute.But in fact it is different from Bansari.
Jodia Pawa is a pair of two flutes or double flutes or double flutes of the same size and length remains about 20 to 22 inches generally played together keeping both the flute in the mouth, One is called Nar- the male and the other is called Madi or Mali – the female.Nar has eiht equi-distant holes for maintaining a drone or Sur.The Madi weaves the melody on this base over twelve holes on top on which fingers move. Of the twelve holes of the Madi, only the upper six are used functionally to manipulate music while the lower six are left open and free. There are some artists of Jodia Pawa in Kutch at this time. Among them Shri Musa Jat is superior to all
Name & Address of Performing Folk Musician:- 1) Musa Gulam Jat
Add:- Nana Luna, Post-Hajipir,
2) Jakab Hasam Jat
Add:- Jat wandh, Post-Zura,