Islamei

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Islamei

 

(also islamii), a folk dance of the Kabardin and Adygei peoples; a type of lezginka. The melody for the islamei is performed on violin and accordion to the rhythms of a pkha-tsyk (a rattle made from four or five wooden plates). The composer M.A. Balakirev interpreted the dance in Islamei (1869), an Oriental fantasia for piano.

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The evening concluded with the classical tune of Islamei - Oriental Fantasya from Balakirew.