Archive for May, 2012

Abkharza or Afxarza (Georgian Folk Instruments)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Abkharza (Afkharza, Afxarza) is a two-string musical instrument which is played by a bow-shaped stick. It is thought to be widespread in all parts of Georgia from the region of Abkhazia. Mostly, Abkharza is used as an accompaniment instrument. There are performed one, two or three part songs, and national heroical poems on it. Abkharza [...]