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Hammered dulcimer

How Hybrid is a six-part series presented by ethnomusicologist Megan Collins

In today’s programme Megan Collins looks at the hammered dulcimer. Known as the ‘chopping board’ (hackbrett) in Germany, ‘the foreign zither’ (yangqin) in China and the ‘whamadiddle’ in USA the dispersal of the hammered dulcimer from ancient Greece and Iran to the world reads like a hybridity epic (RNZ)

Music details:

SUBA:  Cymbal Solo - Unnamed player (cimbalom) (ARC EUCD 1767)
TRAD:  Avaz-e Dashti - Silk Road Ensemble (Sony 8 97822)
TRAD arr LUKE:  Beauteous Grove - Jackie Luke (hammered dulcimer) (Dulce 001)
TRAD arr IRANDOOST:  Kani Sepi - The Kamkars (Kereshmeh KCD110)
BHATTACHARYA:  Raag Hament - Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santur), Shiv Shankar Ray (tabla) (ARC EUCD 1708)
TRAD:  Boat Song of Wu Su LI River - un-named performers (JCD 4460)
TRAD:  Sunt atat de suparat -Lautari de Bucarest (Iris 2001 978)
KÁLMÁN:  Cimbalom improvizáció – Balogh Kálmán (cimbalom) (FECD 036)
TRAD arr COLLINS:  Will ye no come back again/ Sky Boat Song/ Come Boat me Over - Mitzie Collins (hammered dulcimer) ( ARC EUCD 1831)
KOLODNER:  A Roof for the Rain/O'Sullivan's Polka - Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer) (Dorian 790295)