Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Santur Video


The musician, Uri Revach, is actually an artist who happens to like unusual musical instruments. But he plays like a pro.

I'm not really sure what's the name of this instrument but he told me that it's a Biblical instrument. I think the right name is santur.

Although we've seen bag pipes, darbukas and other unusual instruments in recent Jewish Music albums, I just wish someone will use this instrument or an harp soon. It's so cool!

9 comments:

Dowy said...

yah its a kind of dulcimer many cultures have - check these guys out - there awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ1c9C188Rg
and why cant this be mainstream? :)

Dowy said...

btw theres also another group that uses it, more profesh, also from israel... i cant find the clip...

YK said...

But this instrument loses it's value when played with the guitar. If I would use it in a song, it would be for the opening.

I always laugh when I hear the Sephardi Selichot - the exact opposite of the Ashkenazi rite.

YK

Dowy said...

i take it u havnt seen a chabad selichos then...theres always a big farbrengen b4 - ie. lotsa smirnoff :)

YK said...

haha I can see that

Dowy said...

ah i found the guy - http://www.eldadlevy.com/
the sound is more pronounced, but yah i think it better used as colouring than a lead instrument...
personnaly i prefer that cool sefardi violin thingy :)

YK said...

the violinish thing is cool indeed, but who can go to a concert to hear only these instruments?? I wish they would sing too..

Musicologist said...

Its called a hammered dulcimer.

YK said...

Thanks! Do you know where you can buy this instrument?