What does a kemenche sound like?

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A short educational film, taken from the archives of the Asian Music Circuit's Museum of Asian Music.

The kamānche or kamāncha (Persian: کمانچه) is a Persian bowed string instrument related to the bowed rebab, the historical ancestor of the kamancheh and also to the bowed lira of the Byzantine Empire, ancestor of the European violin family. The strings are played with a variable-tension bow: the word "kamancheh" means "little bow" in Persian. It is widely used in the classical music of Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, with slight variations in the structure of the instrument. In Kashmir, the kamancha is known as saaz-i-kashmir.