The original name comes from the Arabic “al-buk”. It used to be played in Africa, Asia and Europe but nowadays it is only used in the Basque Country. It is an aerophone instrument formed by one or two horns joined by a wooden tube. The sound is continuous because it uses circular breathing (this technique allows breathing without stop playing)
The alboka was also habitual in the towns festivities and it rivaled with other instruments like trikitixa.
The result of this is a festive music that triggers acclamation and cheers from the audience.
All these instruments are mixed with ukulele, flute, harmonica, bagpipe …