Monday, June 13, 2011

Movie Monday: More of the Kazakh Dombra

While "Freestailo!" was fun, this video will show the more traditional Dombra tradition in Kazakhstan (oh, and the video has camels for Steph).


The dombra is a pear shaped long necked lute of the Kazakh people of Central Asia. It has a slender long neck with fourteen gut frets and two gut strings. The dombra was traditionally used to accompany epic poems and folk songs, but now virtuosic instrumental pieces are also common. 

For more information about the Dombra, visit the following websites:


  1. HA HA HA- I love it! Random camels interspersed with the music. I'm still not riding one. ;09

  2. I know, right? It is funny that I spend so much time focusing on the camel when the horse seems more important culturally.