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  • n. A plectrum-plucked chordophone from Spain, similar to the cittern and mandolin.


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  • Spanish instrumentalist Javier Mas gave the band an added dimension on guitar, bandurria, laud, and archilaud (variants of the oud).

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  • Then Madame Mezzenott gave her a term's lessons on the bandurria, and she said there never was such talent; she might have made

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  • Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.

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  • Recently out is a Code Red CD for which Morris co-writes all the songs, plays guitar, bandurria and handles the vocals.

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  • Love, bended down on his knees, singing to the virtuoso bandurria player from Barcelona

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  • Guitarist Bob Metzger's skilled meanderings and chopped strums are accented by Spanish multi-instrumentalist Javier Mas, who switches between bandurria, laud, archilaud and 12-string guitar, providing a key element of Cohen's signature early sound.

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  • Special props go to Javier Mas on bandurria; Dino Soldo on every wind instrument known to man; and his backing singers, Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters. stories

  • It was priceless to hear seasonal, Western music like Silent Night and Adeste Fideles played with guitar and octavina and the Philippine bandurria.


  • The standouts included Javier Mas, who tucked pockets of wildly varied world music styles throughout the songs thanks to mesmerizing work on bandurria, laud, guitar and other piquantly plucked string instruments.


  • (who sing lead on "If It Be Your Will" late in the set) and Spanish multi-instrumentalist Javier Mas (who plays the 12-string guitar and traditional Spanish instruments the bandurria, the laud and the archilaud during the course of the evening).

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