Definitions

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  • n. a double-reed outdoor wind instrument, usually accompanied by a davul (bass drum) in Anatolian folk music

Etymologies

From Turkish zurna, from Persian سرنای (sornây). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With the coming of spring at the end of this difficult season, people would go out to celebrate in the bosom of nature, with much singing, especially ballads of daring and romance; playing of the zurna (a mountain flute of the woodwind family) and the dahola (a giant drum); dancing (especially group circle-dances); and even storytelling.

    Ethnic Dance in the Yishuv and Israel: 1900-2000.

  • Joe Bedrosian: Yankee Doodle (MP3, 280 Kb) "Yankee Doodle" played on the zurna.

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  • Naturally, given the bands national identity some songs have a slight Armenian melodic influence, where during one of the songs both bassist and guitarist played simultaneously a melody resembling perhaps a zurna solo performance.

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  • Rob explains that while bagpipes are shepherds instruments, practised during summers on the high plateaus, the main instrument used for weddings and other celebrations is the zurna, a wooden reed instrument mostly played by professional musicians.

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  • Lazaros Papadopulos was at first a zurna player and then a clarinet player.

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  • You can see the oboe in the Persian sorna, the Turkish zurna, the Chinese suona, all variations of the same name, as well as the same instrument.

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  • He used the zurna on "Towards The Universe" and the sharanghi on "I Used To Pray".

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  • Faruk is a virtuoso performer of the Middle Eastern bamboo flute (Ney) as well as the zurna

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  • According to the event’s organizaers, Tekbilek is “a master of traditional Anatolian instruments like the ney (bamboo flute), the zurna (double-reed oboe) and the baglama (lute).”

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  • "The Japanese charumera, or charamera, traditionally associated with itinerant noodle vendors is a small zurna, its name deriving from the Portuguese chirimiya. Few, if any noodle vendors continue this tradition and, if any, would undoubtedly use a loudspeaker playing a recorded charumera." Wikipedia.

    October 1, 2009