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The Ocarina is a terracotta wind instrument with seven holes invented in 1853 by Giuseppe Donati from Budrio. It takes its name from the elongated ovoid shape that resembles the profile of a small goose, called “ucareina” in Bolognese dialect. Over time Donati created a family of both large and small ocarinas, all in tune with each other, so that they could be played by several people at the same time to create sweet melodies.

Today the instrument is well known, particularly in the Far East (Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea). This is the reason why the International Ocarina Festival was started. A biennial event that hosts musicians and makers from all over the world. Concerts, dances and musical workshop events are organised during the festival.

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Centro storico di Budrio