The pipa is a string instrument with four strings and a pear-shaped body.
Another skilled pipa player was the nomad Chong, who made his living using it. This instrument proved to be Sokka's salvation while he was wandering through the tunnels of the Cave of Two Lovers and was confronted by badgermoles. The Water Tribe warrior was able to calm the beasts by strumming some strings on the instrument.
When Team Avatar was traveling through the Fire Nation, Aang organized a dance party in a cave for the other students in the Fire Nation school he was attending at the time. The music was provided by a band, The Flamey-Os; one of the musicians played the pipa.
Known players of the pipa
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (November 18, 2005). "The Waterbending Master". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 18. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ Hamilton, Joshua (writer) & MacMullan, Lauren (director). (March 24, 2006). "The Cave of Two Lovers". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 2. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ Estoesta, Joann, Wahlander, Lisa, Huebner, Andrew, Scheppke, Gary, MacMullan, Lauren, Mattila, Katie, Ridge, Justin, Volpe, Giancarlo (writers) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (September 29, 2006). "The Tales of Ba Sing Se". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 2. Episode 15. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ O'Bryan, John (writer) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director). (September 28, 2007). "The Headband". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 2. Nickelodeon.