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kamānche


  • A spike fiddle of the Black Sea region, Pontic Greece, and Iran.

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  • Variants

    • Black Sea fiddle
    • Black Sea kemençe
    • çemençe
    • fiddle, Black Sea
    • gemendze
    • kʻaman
    • k'amancha
    • kamancheh
    • kāmanja
    • kamantcha
    • karadeniz kemençesi
    • kemancha
    • kemanche
    • kemençe
    • kemenche
    • kemendze
    • kementche
    • kyamancha
    • Pontian lyra
    • Pontic kemenche
    • Pontic lyra
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Aroustamian, A. Le kamancheh d'Arménie [SR] p1982.
    • found: New Grove mus. instr.(Kamānche, spike fiddle of Iran and the Caucasus; Armenia: k'amancha; Azerbaijan and Georgia: kemanche)
    • found: Marcuse(Kāmanja; also kyamancha, Armenian fiddle)
    • found: March 6, 1991(American Folklife Center)
    • found: W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, 1938-1940(Kemancha)
    • found: Art du kamantcha d'Armenia, 1998
    • found: Duman, M. Kemençemin telleri : Karadeniz kemencesi, kemenceciler ve Türküleri, 2004:p. 12 (the typical instrument of the Black Sea region, the "Black Sea kemençe" (Karadeniz kemençesi) is a saz 50-60 cm long with a long and narrow body, 3-4 strings and a bow. It has no connection with the saz named the "Istanbul kemençesi," the "fasıl kemençesi," or the "kemençe-i rumi" (apparently different names for a single instrument))
    • found: Grove music online, July 11, 2007(Kamāncheh (kʻaman, kamancha, kamache, kamanja, kʻemanchʻa, kemanche, kemence); kemençe in Turkey; kemençe of the eastern Black Sea coastal region is sometimes called the karadeniz kemençesi ("Black Sea fiddle"))
    • found: Wikipedia, July 11, 2007(A kemenche is a kind of rebec or fiddle from the Black Sea region of Asia Minor also known as the "Kementche of Laz" in Turkey. In Greece and the Pontian Greek diaspora it is known as the "Pontian lyra"; Pontic kemenche; Pontic lyra)
    • found: Picken, L. Folk musical instruments of Turkey, 1975:p. 296 (Kemençe, kemendze, çemençe (= Black Sea fiddle); the compound name commonly used away from the Black Sea coastal area: Karadeniz kemençesi (= Black Sea fiddle) does not exist in folk use; gemendze)
    • found: Evliya Çelebi. Turkish instruments of music in the seventeenth century, 1976:p. 44 (the pear-shaped rebec or lyra is now known in Turkey as the kamānc̲h̲a)
  • General Notes

    • A spike fiddle of the Black Sea region, Pontic Greece, and Iran.
  • Change Notes

    • 2007-09-25: new
    • 2014-02-24: revised
  • Alternate Formats