A friend shared these two videos with me. He called the double reed instrument a Suona and said that it is traditional both in the Middle East, and central Asia, China and Taiwan. I do not know what name applies to the instrument in the first video.
I noticed that if you play both videos simultaneously (as an experiment only), the timbre, tuning and available notes seem to be almost indistinguishable.
Is this a result of convergence? Why so many aspects of these two sounds sound so similar?