Rubab

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Rubab

 

a plucked stringed instrument widespread among most peoples of Asia. It has a wooden, round or oval bulging body, a leather soundboard, four to six gut, silk, or metal strings usually tuned in fourths, and sympathetic strings; most common are those 800–1,000 mm long. The sound is produced with a plectrum. The Uzbek folk-instrument orchestra has three varieties of reconstructed rubab: soprano, alto, and tenor.

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The concert highlights the art of master performers of Badakhshan ensemble and Afghan Rubab duets.
The special performances featured the Badakhshan Ensemble and the Afghan Rubab Duet whose aim is to preserve Central Asia's musical heritage.

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