A glimpse of the most old ethnic woodwind instrument from Balkan area?

in palnet •  last month  (edited)

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Originating from ancient times, the bulgarian kaval is one of the most emblematic ethnic instruments in Bulgaria.

Originally, the shepherds, were playing it.

The bulgarian kaval is a fully opened wind instrument at both ends of the wooden tube.
It has eight playing holes and four at the bottom, which mainly are used for the resonance of the instrument.
You can have a listen on how it sounds on one of my compositions and one arrangement on an traditional bulgarian song:

The African M'Ganga
https://musicoin.org/track/0xff989254b55ce9c4968b97ae1668a3c7f79d8e3c

Shopsko Horo
https://musicoin.org/track/0x42847e3b7e0dd8ea37e3413b507f0b5da074d858

The name of my bulgarian master luthier that provides me all of my bulgarian kavals is Victor Terziyski from Veliko Tarnovo.
I think this ethnic ancient instrument definetely represents at its highest level of expression, the magic land of Bulgaria.

Enjoy the music people.

Regards a tutti!

https://luciannagy.com/

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