The krar or kraar is a five- or six-stringed bowl-shaped lyre from Eritrea and Ethiopia. The instrument is tuned to a pentatonic scale. A modern krar may be amplified, much in the same way as an electric guitar or violin. ==Instrument== The krar, a chordophone, is usually decorated with wood, cloth and beads. Its five or six strings determine the ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krar
(from the article `stringed instrument`) ...that is considered by the Christian Ethiopians to be a God-given instrument that came to them from King David; it is used, of course, for sacred ... ...large beganna, with 8 to 10 strings and a box-shaped body (corresponding to the ancient Greek kithara); and the smaller six-string krar, with ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/k/51
Ancient Ethiopian lyre with five or six gut or nylon strings. A krar has a bowl-shaped,goatskin-covered resonator as well as a large wooden yoke heldin place by two wooden arms. Sometimes called Harp of Apollo.
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