Dawuro has very fascinating woodwind musical instruments namely ‘Dinka’, ‘His’is’iya’ and ‘Lokuwa’. It has the greatest contributions on mobilization of people for constructions of defensive walls and for keeping its frontiers in the past as well as for its advertisement at present times. ‘Dinka’is the most famous woodwind musical instrument among Dawuro, Konta, Gamo, Gofa, Wolayita and Basketo.
The band includes four longest woodwind musical instruments and a drum (Darbiya). It requires five men in a traditional musical band called ‘Koc’a’. The longest four-woodwind tools of ‘Dinka’ are ‘Lamiya’, ‘Hesiya’, ‘Oyitsiya’ and ‘Mara’. They make them from selected bamboo trees, horns of an ox or cow and antelope as well as skin of white goat as a cravat. Averagely, each of them has 3.8m, 3.5m, 3m and 2.8m lengths respectively.
Lamiya’ is the longest of all and termed as father who controls the rhythms of other members of dinka. ‘Hesiya’represents mother, while ‘Oytsiya’interconnects the rhythms one another by providing smart sound. ‘Mara’ is the smallest of all and serves as a boy by requesting others to help it. In past times, the fifth bassoon called ‘Zoha’was also a member of Kochaand was more than 4m long. However, the players used it with other dinka members but its role was insignificant. Besides, it is too long to manage and preserved in Dawuro cultural museum.
In Dawuro, the ‘Dinkkaa’ team known as ‘Koc’aa’. In this team, four men blow the longest woodwind bassoons and one-man beats drum (‘darbiya’) .The dinka players, guided by a drummer, blow different tunes in-group to orchestrate unique and fascinating rhythmsat.