Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Muslim minority sect: the Suifi Dervish

Fast Dervish
Originally uploaded by Grabthar
Reading more about the dervishes - whirling dervishes - is a worthy pursuit.

The melody is played upon a primitive violin-like stringed instrument played with a bow called a rebab.

It is little more than a stick for a neck, a single strand of wire as a string, a can for a sound box and a stick and rope as a bow. Cheap but potent.

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