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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.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Iran, Azerbaijan, Asia, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Nizami Abbas
Publisher: Yurdefilm
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Rights: Yurdefilm

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2017-RL-0128600002
Source ref.: DOC:0128600002; CAND:01286
Rights holder: UNESCO; Yurdefilm