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RAGA

RAGA is where our heart beats. Art is a link between heaven and earth. RAGA is a home for arts that nourishes the hearts. ...
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Kwan Se Om

A meditation journey through the seven OMS, by Uri Ophir and Nissim Amon (Zen Master) ...
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Essev Bar

Between ethnic, electronic and world music atmospheres, Essev Bar has been creating, since 1994, a fascinating musical journey. ...
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Spirit Isreal

Project Spirit IsReal is about taking ancient Hebrew prayers and combining them with music & rhythms from all over the world; Indian Varanassi, ...
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Suzy

The gifted world music singer, writer and composer continues to put her signature on special projects. ...
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World Instruments
Read about the instruments used by Primary Music's artists

Kemence Print E-mail
KemenceA kemenche (Turkish: kemençe, Greek: κεμεντζές) is a kind of rebec or fiddle from the Black Sea region of Asia Minor also known as the "Kementche of Laz" in Turkey. In Greece and the Pontian Greek diaspora it is known as the "Pontian lyra". It is the main instrument used in Pontian music. It is a bottle-shaped, 3-stringed fiddle played in the upright position.
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Zurna Print E-mail
The Zurna (also called Surnay, birbynė, lettish horn, surla, sornai, zournas, zurma) is an Anatolian woodwind instrument. It is similar to the Mizmar. The Zurna had often been featured in the Ottoman military bands. Zurnas are also used in the folk music of the countries in the region, especially Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Armenia, Iran and the other Caucasian countries.
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Kanun Print E-mail
kanunThe qanún or kanun (Arabic قانون qânûn, from Greek κανων 'measuring rod; rule' akin to καννα 'cane') is a string instrument found in Near Eastern traditional music based on Maqamat. It is basically a zither with a narrow trapezoidal soundboard. Nylon or PVC strings are stretched over a single bridge poised on fish-skins on one end, attached to tuning pegs at the other end.
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Tar Print E-mail

TarThe tar is a long-necked, waisted lute found in Azerbaijan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, and other areas near the Caucasus region. The word تار tar itself means "string" in Persian. This is claimed to be the root of the names of the Persian setar and the guitar as well as less widespread instruments such as the dutar and the Indian sitar.

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Saz (Baglama) Print E-mail
Turkish baglamaThe bağlama is a stringed musical instrument shared by various cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Turkish bağlamak means 'to tie,' a reference to the tied-on frets of the instrument. Like most stringed instruments, it can either be played with a plectrum (i.e., pick), or with a fingerpicking style known as şelpe.

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