Sunday, 17 April 2011

zeybek dance (ege yöresi) harmandalı...ağır zeybek

The zeybek is a form of folk music and dance peculiar to Western Anatolia in Turkey. It is named after the Zeybeks (a Greek race of Thrace). The Greek popular dance form the Zeibekiko was originated from the Anatolian zeybek dance. İt is believed that this dance was created by zeybek warriors who try to simulate movements of hawks.
All zeybek dances have a common characteristic form, but the positioning of the arms and body differ according to the different regions. The rhythm is also very characteristic, a pattern of nine slow beats: 9/4 = 2+2+2+3 beats or 3+2+2+2 with occasional variations. This Video belongs to Agean side of Turkey İzmir which calls "Harmandalı Zeybeği" You may see the original costumes which belongs to the Aegean Patriots we called them "Efe" and you may hear the main characteristic folk instrument
of Baglama a stringed musical instrument shared by various cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, and Central Asia. It is sometimes referred to as the saz (from the Persian ساز‎, meaning a kit or set), although the term "saz" actually refers to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk music, Azeri music, Kurdish music, Persian music, Assyrian music, and in parts of Syria, Iraq and the Balkan countries. The bağlama is the most common of these, and is often called by the generic name; according to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, "the terms "bağlama" and "saz" are used somewhat interchangeably in Turkey."[1] Like the Western lute and the Middle-Eastern oud, it has a deep round back, but a much longer neck. It can be played with a plectrum or with a fingerpicking style known as şelpe.
In the music of Greece the name baglamas (Greek μπαγλαμάς) is given to a treble bouzouki, a related instrument. The Turkish settlement of Anatolia from the late tenth century onward saw the introduction of a two-string Turkmen dutar, which was played in some areas of Tu

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