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“In this group may be classed the guitar, zither, balalaika; instruments plucked with a quill, such as the domra, (1) the mandoline etc., all of which may be used in an orchestra, but have no place in the scope of the present book.”
“Domras are the lowest and most despised caste in India, a caste which no Hindoo would, under any consideration, allow himself to touch during life, or administer food to him even if starving to death; but after his holier brethren have yielded up the ghost, then the despised domra has his innings.”
“Then it is that the relatives of the deceased have to humble themselves before the domra to obtain firing to burn the body.”
“The domra who holds the monopoly at the Manikarnika ghaut is one of the richest men in Benares.”
“No Hindoo, no matter how pious he has been through life, how many offerings he has made to the gods, or how thoroughly he has scoured his yellow hide in the Ganges, can ever hope to reach Baikunt (heaven) unless the wood employed at his funeral pyre come from a domra.”
“More than 100 players of the triangular, three-stringed Russian folk guitar and its sister instrument, the domra, are in the Twin Cities for the 32nd annual convention of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.”
“Unlike a traditional symphony orchestra, a balalaika orchestra uses Russian plucked string instruments such as the balalaika and domra, rather than bowed instruments such as the violin and cello.”
“My aunt and uncle were in town last week for a balalaika/domra convention and they came to visit one night bearing gifts and Ukrainian food.”
“The tunes feature contrabass balalaika, domra, accordion and harpeleik, among many others.”
“Now, I have to find groups for a bajo sexto, cuartro, 2 ukeleles, 3 tamburitza, soprano and bass domra, balalaika, Martin guitar, 3 violins, 2 Greek bouzoukis .....”
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