Kanun


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Kanun

 

a plucked stringed musical instrument. Its use is widespread in the Middle East. In the USSR the kanun is played in Armenia. Its flat body measures 800–900 mm, and it has 24 strings. The kanun is tuned diatonically. The sound is produced with a plectrum worn on the finger. The plectrum resembles a thimble.

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Shakespeare's Hamlet, in the final essay, represents the "impossible drama" of Albania, of the blood feuds of the traditional Albanian legal code, the Kanun, and of the centuries of ceaseless squabble over land, power, and identity that, like Hamlet's own blood feud, made life a tragedy.
ALBANIA'S FIRST HORROR FILM--A CO-PRODUCTION WITH AUSTRALIA--TAKES THE HONOUR-KILLING CODE WITHIN THE HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT KANUN OF LEK AND THE FOLKLORIC WITCH-VAMPIRE FIGURE OF THE SHTRIGA, AND COLLIDES THEM WITH THE PLIGHT OF A STRUGGLING RURAL FAMILY.
The gala concert was accompanied by teachers from Bait Al Oud Center on ud, kanun, drums and cello tools.
The Kanun governed the social behavior and everyday life of the Albanian highlanders for centuries (De Waal, 2005; Hasluck, 1954; Krasniqi & Boman, 2012), while blood feud was deeply rooted in their dignity (Tepshi, 2015).
ocugu bulunup bulunmadigini, erken yasta evlenmenin toplumsal bir sorun ve istismar davranisi olma durumunu, medeni kanun ve As.
Turkiye'de Saglik Bakanligi tarafindan 2 Kasim 2011'de cikarilan 663 sayili Kanun Hukmunde Kararname ile Saglik Hizmetleri Genel Mudurlugu kapsaminda "Geleneksel, Tamamlayici ve Alternatif Tip Uygulamalari Daire Baskanligi" kurulmustur.
Avrupa Birligi, uye ve aday ulkelerde uygulanmak uzere su urunleri sagligiyla ilgili bircok kanun, direktif ve duzenlemeler hazirlanmis ve yururluge koymustur.
Saglik Hizmetlerinin Sosyallestirilmesi Hakkinda Kanun," Official Gazette, 12.
Yavuz maintains that the modernization of Turkey was consolidated through that kanun which helped to generate a secular sphere outside the religious law and this, in turn, had a major power on the secularization of the Ottoman policy (Secularism and Muslim 19).
Ankara Universitesi Egitim Bilimleri Fakultesi'nin 222 Sayili Ilkogretim ve Egitim Kanunu ile Bazi Kanunlarda Degisiklik Yapilmasina Dair Kanun Teklifi'ne Iliskin Gorusu.
In this way, the Cypriot participants (Christina Polykarpou on the lyre, Mikaella Papachrysanthou on kanun, Andreas Lardis on violin, Petros Kizas on percussion, Giannis Koutis on oud and vocals, and Vasilis Philippou doing vocals and compositions) will sense the melodic gravity of these traditions and their grasp of improvisation will be enriched, along with their understanding of what it means to work with other musicians.
Future events include Didier Kisala, from the Birmingham-based Congolese band The Redeemed, on Saturday, April 16, also at the ORT Cafe, and Maya Youssef, a Syrian player of the kanun (a type of zither) on Saturday, May 14, at the Ikon Gallery.