Imzad - Wikipedia
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The imzad (alternately amzad) is a single-string bowed instrument used by the Tuareg people in Africa.
An imzad
Its body is made out of a calabash or wood which is covered by animal skin. The strings are made from horse hair and are connected near the neck, and runs over a two-part bridge. The round bow is also equipped with horse hair.
The imzad is only played by the women for example to accompany songs,[1] often during an evening ceremony called takket. However, there are modern attempts to promote the instrument as inherent to Tuareg culture.
^ "Foucauld, Dictionnaire touareg". Retrieved 21 April 2021.
External links
(in French) Project page "Sauver l'imzad" with images and music examples
Last edited on 21 April 2021, at 15:28
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