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:: Reeded and Unreeded wind instrument - Salamuri

In Georgia, there are two kinds of Salamuri preserved till the present day: reeded and unreeded Salamuri. These two kinds of Salamuri differ in their timber, form, sound range and resonance. Both type of instruments are widespread wind musical instrument in all regions of Georgia. Relics obtained from archeological excavations prove the existence of Salamuri in Georgia from the ancient times. Salamuri started its existence in pastoral atmosphere. Consequently, Salamuri’s repertoire mainly consists of shepherd melodies as well dance melodies. Men usually play Salamuri.
Today this instrument has a stable place in Georgian folk ensembles. It has been traveling all over the world together with the spirited Georgian dances and has been spreading the sweet tunes of Iberian Salamuri.

Reeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Reeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Unreeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Unreeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Reeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Reeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Unreeded wind instrument
Reeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Reeded wind instrument - Salamuri
Unison Salamuries
Swan (shin) Bone unreeded Salamuri (XII-XI century B.C.)
Duduki, Stviri and Salamuri

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