The coconut linked to music

In this section, we’ll talk about musical novelties or the musical events in which our coconut water Genuine Coconut participate and/or collaborate.
 But to begin, we’ll do it with something different but musical.

We’re going to the place where the coconuts of Genuine Coconut come from, Thailand. There we’ve discovered some of its typical musical instruments, and… surprise! Can you guess? Exactly, they’re made from coconuts.


1. The first one is the Saw sam sai (which means three-string fiddle). Just like its name indicates, it has three fiddle strings, and the body is made of a special type of coconut husk, covered at the end with animal skin. Traditionally, the musician glues a jewel onto the skin before playing to reduce the skin’s resonance. Very often used to play classical music.

2. The Saw u is also used in classical music. Its size is somewhat smaller than the Saw sam sai, and it has fewer strings (two). The instrument’s name comes from the characteristic sound that the Thai hear when it is being played.

3. In the next instrument, the Salor, the coconut is used as the resonator, with the shell cut on one side. It is also a curved fiddle with three strings and a separate bow. It is characteristic of northern Thailand, and it is usually used to play instrumental versions of folk songs.

4. Finally, we have the Phinpia, also just called “phia”. In this case, the coconut shell gives body to the instrument. Typical of northern Thailand. In ancient times, it was played by youths when they wanted to court girls.

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