Armenia

Surnay

Surnay

The surnay (also called zurna, birbynė, lettish horn, surla, sornai, dili tuiduk, zournas or zurma) is a multinational outdoor wind instrument, usually accompanied by a davul (bass drum) in Anatolian folk music. The name is from Turkish zurna, itself derived from Persian سرنای ('surnāy'), composed of سور ('sūr':  'banquet, feast') and نای ('nāy': 'reed, pipe').

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Darbouka

Darbouka

The darbouka or darbuka (also goblet drum, chalice drum, doumbek, dumbec, or tablah; Persian: دمبک; Arabic: دربوكة‎) is a hand drum with a goblet shape used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe.

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Fusion music

Fusion music that combines two or more styles. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm, dynamics, style and tempo. 'Fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion, especially with world music.

Fusion music as a genre has broadened the definitions of jazz, rock, and pop music.

Duduk

Duduk

The duduk (Armenian: դուդուկ), traditionally known since antiquity as a Ծիրանափող (tsiranapogh) is a traditional woodwind instrument indigenous to Armenia. Variations of it are popular in the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The English word is often used generically for a family of ethnic instruments including the doudouk (դուդուկ), tsiranapogh ծիրանափող, balaban, mey or narmeh-ney. The word itself is a loanword ultimately derived from the Turkish düdük, likely of onomatopoeic origin. 

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Kemenche

Kemenche

The kemenche, kamānche or kamāncha (Persian: کمانچه) is a Persian bowed string instrument related to the bowed rubab. It is 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 kemanche is known as saaz-i-kashmir.

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