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The term "Pipa" has not been confirmed by official sources.


A member of The Flamey-Os played the pipa.

The pipa is a string instrument with four strings and a pear-shaped body.


During music nights on Zuko's ship, both Iroh and Lieutenant Jee played the pipa. Jee played the instrument while Iroh sang "Four Seasons".[1]

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.[2]

While Iroh was wandering through the streets of Ba Sing Se, he played this instrument and accompanied its sound with vocals to perform "Leaves from the Vine" in an attempt to calm a crying boy.[3]

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.[4]

Known players of the pipa


See also