Geographic Region: West Asia
Country of origin: Turkey
SvH No.: 321.321
The cura (pronounced jura) is the smallest member of the saz family, a class of long-necked lutes used in the performance of Turkish folk music (see the page for Baglama). By comparison with Wesleyan?s 48-inch-long baglama, a medium-sized member of this family, this cura measures 33 inches in length. It has three courses of two strings each. Some cura have only three or even two strings.
Picken, Laurence. 1975. Folk Musical Instruments of Turkey. London: Oxford University Press.
Last Modified: 28-May-2010TOP