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The buzuq (Arabic: بزق‎; also transliterated bozuq, bouzouk, buzuk etc.) is a long-necked fretted lute related to the Greek bouzouki and Turkish saz. It is an essential instrument in the Rahbani repertoire, but it is not classified among the classical instruments of Arab or Turkish music. However, this instrument may be looked upon as a larger and deeper-toned relative of the saz, to which it could be compared in the same way as the viola to the violin in Western music. Before the Rahbanis popularized the use of this instrument, the buzuq had been associated with the music of Lebanon and Syria.

Unlike the short-necked unfretted oud, the buzuq has a longer neck, smaller body and frets tied to the neck, which can be moved to produce the microtonal intervals used in the many maqamat (musical modes). Typically, it is furnished with two courses of metal strings which are played with a plectrum, offering a metallic yet lyrical resonance. Some instruments have three courses and up to seven strings total.

The name of the instrument may come from Turkish bozuk (broken or disorderly), it refers to Bozuk düzen bağlama, a tuning of Turkish baglama. Another theory on the origin of the name is that it comes from the Persian expression tanbur e bozorg, meaning a large tanbur style lute.

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The Jewish Week

The Jewish Week
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:35:37 -0700

Rustow, who grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is also interested in the musical traditions of the Middle East, and plays oud, buzuq and classical piano. Q: What was it like to get the news that you were selected? A: I got three calls from a 312 ...


Wed, 23 Sep 2015 04:03:45 -0700

... vocals and santur; Carlo DeRosa, bass; Nasheet Waits, who continues the artistic legacy of his late father, the great drummer Freddie Waits; Ole Mathisen, tenor and soprano saxophones; Tareq Abboushi, buzuq (long-necked lute); and Zafer Tawil, oud ...
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:03:03 -0700

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is pleased to announce the full program for the fifth annual festival, which will take place between 1-4 October 2015. The festival will feature ten films, discussions with filmmakers from as far as ...

Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:05:18 -0700

ElSaffar's band — drummer Nasheet Waits, bassist Carlo DeRosa, buzuq master Tareq Abboushi, oud and percussion by Zafer Tawil and saxophonist Ole Mathisen — has been together for eight years, and the players are clearly comfortable with microtones ...

Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 04:13:04 -0700

Jerusalem in My Heart and Suuns at the Rialto Theatre. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh doesn't usually talk before his performances. He tends to park himself in front of his synths, with a buzuq in his lap, and goes to work on rarefying the air. This time, he ...

The National

The National
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 01:48:45 -0700

The track, composted mostly by Khyam, was made in early 2012, and it's a big bang of an opener driven by the oud and buzuq, later processed by Louca to give them a more fuzzed out or reverbed quality. From the opening note, the track is tense, frenzied ...

The List

The List
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Tareq Abboushi's buzuq and Zafer Tawil's oud add tension and bite to jazz pieces like 'Flyover Iraq' and delicacy to the maqam 'Aneen (Weeping)' and 'Love Poem'. The solo trumpet lament 'Taqsim Saba' is followed by 'El-Shaab (The Prophet)', a driving ...

Freie Presse

Freie Presse
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:20:57 -0700

Auf der Suche nach Musikern ist er im Asylbewerberheim auf Ibrahim gestoßen, der ein Saiteninstrument namens Buzuq spielen kann. "Leider unterscheidet es sich von unserer Gitarre so sehr, dass wir nicht wirklich zum Spielen kamen", berichtet Sigmund, ...

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