Sessions

Balafon

By Adama Daou

A 16-blade xylophone, the pentatonic balafon is an emblematic instrument of Malian and Burkinabe cultures.…

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Brazilian Guitar

By André Rodrigues

The guitar is a member of the great lute family. Featured in many musical cultures…

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Brazilian Popular Piano

By Paulo Bottas

From the second half of the 19th century, piano entered Brazilian musical life by creating …

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Charango

By Federico Tarazona

In Peru, there has been a longstanding tradition expressed by the charango…

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Darbouka

By Joseph Khoury

The darbuka is one of the best-known percussions from Middle-East…

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Gheychak

By Reza Abaee

The gheychak is an old fiddle from Iran which can also be encountered in Central Asia, Afghanistan, India and…

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Iranian Violin

By Showan Tavakol

In terms of shape, the Iranian violin is closely related to classical violin. Starting at the age of 10, Showan Tavakol…

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Kamancheh

By Showan Tavakol

Originally from Iran, the kamancheh is a spike vielle that can also be encountered in the Balkans and the Middle-East up to Central Asia…

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Kanun

By Didem Basar

The kanun is a plucked string instrument and a member of the great family of zithers…

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Kora

By Zal Sissokho

A 21-string African harp, the kora is the predominant instrument for West-African bards known as Griots…

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Oud

By Nazih Borish

One of the most popular string instruments in classical and popular Arab musical traditions, the oud…

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Peul Flute

By Zilien Biret

The Peul flute of Guinea Conakry is also known as the “fule” or “Pastoral flute”. This instrument…

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Santur

By Bashir Faramarzi

This instrument, which belongs to the lap-zither family, was born in Iran.….

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Setar

By Kiya Tabassian

The setar is a plucked string instrument from Iran….

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Tamburica

By Pooria Pournazeri

A long-necked lute, the tanbur is a popular plucked string instrument found in a vast area spreading from…

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Traditional Persian Chant

By Raha Yousefi

The traditional Persian chant, or classical Persian chant, is based on the Iranian music repertoire known as…

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Venezuelan Cuatro

By René Orea

The cuatro is a typical medium-size four string instrument (between ukulélé and guitar) from Venezuela…

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