Kemancha

Kemancha

 

(kiamanchd), a bowed stringed instrument found in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Dagestan, as well as in the countries of the Middle East. It has a spherical body, a rounded neck that widens at the top, and four strings. Its total length is 640–660 mm. The modern kemancha is tuned in fourths and fifths.

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Marc Eliyahu of Israel accompanied Pancaroglu and Muallem in their concerts with kemancha.
Eleni Kallimopoulou/pocket (Blue Camel at Arcola Theatre, London, May 19) Exquisite Greek kemancha fiddle opposite Pocket's joyous, tumbling guitar instrumentals.