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Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrument. ©UNESCO 2016
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Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrument

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The art of crafting and playing Kamantcheh/Kamancha (‘little bow’), a bowed string instrument, has existed for over 1,000 years. In the Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan, it is a major element of classical and folkloric music, and performances occupy a central place in many gatherings. Kamantcheh is both a key source of earning a living and a strong part of the communities’ living heritage. Knowledge relating to the art of crafting and playing Kamantcheh is transmitted both within families and in musical institutions.


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Place/Country: Iran, Azerbaijan
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Nizami Abbas, director. Yurdefilm, producer.
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