The sintir (سنتير), also known as the Guembri ( الكمبري), Gimbri or Hejhouj, is a three stringed skin-covered bass plucked lute used by the Gnawa people. It is approximately the size of a guitar, with a body carved from a log and covered on the playing side with camel skin. The camel skin has the same acoustic function as the membrane ...
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Large plucked-string lute played by Gnawa musicians, mostly in Morocco. The instrument has a single fat string, a drum-like sound box, and a removable resonator that adds a buzzing sound to its low, resonant notes.
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