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Theremin – The Invisible Musical Instrument

By |2020-04-27T19:24:50+03:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge, Music|Tags: , , , |

The theremin is an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after its inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The instrument's controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas that sense the relative position of [...]

Ocarina – An Ancient Wind Musical Instrument

By |2020-03-22T16:22:00+03:00March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , |

The ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument—a type of vessel flute. Variations exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is traditionally made from clay or ceramic, but [...]

Sitar: An Indian Plucked Stringed Instrument

By |2019-10-09T03:29:59+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , |

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument flourished under the Mughals, and it is named after a Persian instrument called the setar (meaning three strings). The sitar flourished in the 16th and 17th [...]

Bhagavata Mela: A Classical Indian Dance

By |2019-05-04T04:06:30+03:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bhagavata Mela is a classical Indian dance that is performed in Tamil Nadu, particularly the Thanjavur area. It is choreographed as an annual Vaishnavism tradition in Melattur and nearby regions and celebrated as a dance-drama performance art. The dance art has roots in a historic [...]