This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Apr 11, 2012

Shalalaszwee, a new "Boc" enthousiast!

Jean-François Lapierre, aka Shalalaszwee, is a Quebecer musician from Montreal (CA). He plays the saxophone, violin, mandolin, banjo, oud, bass, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, djembe, washboard... and he bought his first nose flute just one week ago, a blue Bocarina bought on Ebay.

« I am so happy, just a few days playing the nose flute and I have tons of ideas, will upload lot more clips soon, want to try the bocarina along with washtub bass, mandolin and fiddle and through a mic with effects into the loop pedal! »

And within just a week, Shalalaszwee has uploaded 4 videos with his nose flute and a guitar, or with a ukulele, or making a slow building experimentation with a kalimba and a loop machine.

Here is his Ode to Joy, really full of joy, with a Bocarina, a guitar, a bass and egg-maracas. And you can check his other videos on his Youtube channel.


  1. GREAT WORK. I especially like how Shalalaszwee keeps looking at his GOD for Inspiration (at the Right Side of this web page) while playing.

  2. Je suis très heureux d'avoir découvert ce joyeux instrument et cette sympathique communauté virtuelle, les bocarinistes sont une joyeuses bande qui comprennent le but principal de la musique; le plaisir! Bien des instruments dits "nobles" arrivent avec une brochette de stéréotypes et une attitude hautaine même sans les entendre car on les associe à des styles élitistes et à des études poussées. Avec la bocarina je n'ai pas à craindre le reproche des "puristes" qui croient que sax=jazz, violon=classique, accordéon=valse musette et harmonica=blues.

  3. @Brian : No... he's looking at my beautiful straw hat that keeps me from too much sun, and thus from insanity :))

    @Jean-François : Ouip! La flûte de nez est un instrument d'épicurien et d'hédonistes. Il y a quand même quelques rétentifs du sphincter dans le milieu ... hahaha!