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Variant of tamboura.
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At the music classes, students study a variety of local instruments--rubab, tanbur, dutar, tabla, dilruba, and others--as well as singing.
Best film: "The Crying of Tanbur" by Anisa Sabiri (Russia)
The band consists of Ahmed Omran on oud, Am Shahin on arghul and kawala, Wael El Sayed on accordion, Walid Abdou on percussions and tanbur, Abdullah Magdy on guitar, and Khaled Mosbah on bass, alongside vocalist Abd Elrahman Balala.
Pournazeri (on tanbur and kamancheh) and Paranj (on percussion instruments) were accompanied by an American string quartet in their performance.
Lingua Franca, who are Michalis Cholevas (Yayli Tanbur, Tarhu, Ney), Giannis Koutis (Oud, Guitar), Michalis Kouloumis (Violin) and percussionist Ruven Ruppik (Riq, Darbuka, Frame Drums, Marimba) -- all graduates of the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam -- will lead this musical wandering.
This dance unravels into the hypnotic healing rituals of the Moroccan Gnawas, descended from black African slaves, they shake their tas-selled hats, swaying and swirling dervishly to the low ebb of trance music performed with a gambri and tanbur, and Arabic chanting, evoking ancestral spirits.
The words will be accompanied by both the Allegri String Quartet and Ross Daly, a virtuoso of traditional Middle Eastern instruments such as the Cretan lyra, Afghan rabab, laouto, kemence, sarangi, oud, saz and tanbur. The music has been composed especially for the UK tour.
On the derivation tambur (more accurately, tunbur) 'either, pandora' [less than] MP tanbur it may be noted that the ultimate etymon is Greek pandoura (by metathesis), a word that has furnished the name of a variety of stringed instruments from Italy to India (bandura, mandola, tamburitza, domra, tanpura).