March 8, 2009

The Sounds of Turkish Bağlama
İskenderun, Turkey

The bağlama is a stringed musical instrument shared by various cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, and Central Asia. It is sometimes referred to as the saz (somewhat interchangeably so in this country).

It's the most commonly used string folk instrument in Turkey.

( video: Turkish Bağlama )

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