The Tale Of The Tanbur

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
Historical photograph of a Turkish man playing the ṭanbūr. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (file no. LC-DIG-ppmsca-14708)

Over time, instruments that resembled and sounded like the tanbur were unearthed in European countries, though they always had a strongly consistent sound and the look of their forerunner which during ancient times, had no compositional system of notation to lean on…

Soundbed: Raba Raba, Khaled, Awards for World Music 2004 [Disc 2]

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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