Black See Kemence
Black Sea Kemence ( Karadeniz Kemencesi)
About Black Sea Kemence ( Karadeniz Kemencesi )
The Black Sea Kemence typically features a pear-shaped body made of wood, such as mulberry or plum, and a flat or slightly rounded soundboard. It has three strings that are traditionally made of horsehair, although modern versions may use synthetic materials. The strings are played with a bow, creating beautiful melodies and captivating rhythms.
This instrument is deeply intertwined with the folk music of the Black Sea region, reflecting the region’s rich musical traditions and cultural identity. It is often played at weddings, celebrations, and other festive occasions, adding a vibrant and melodic element to the music.