buying a ney in damascus

him: Do you know how to play?
me: a little. [so i put the ney to my mouth and play a few notes]
him: you play like a bedouin.
me: what does that mean?
him: only they play with their teeth. [puts ney to his lips and plays]
me: i’ve never seen anyone play that way.
him: you live in the village?
me: amreeka
him: makes sense.

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