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Halil Karaduman; one of the world’s leading “kanuni”.

November 23, 2008 Halil Karaduman, one of the world’s leading “kanuni” (those who play kanun, or Turkish zither), is known as a fabulous musician of unlimited talents who uses the kanun in a very dynamic way and with a great deal of ability. Having played kanun for decades, the wide range of music he makes […]

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Kanun finds new life in the hands of skilled craftsmans

One of the unique characteristics of Kenan Özten’s signature kanuns is that every piece is made by him and his apprentice Zafer Kibar.  The kanun, an oriental zither, is a music instrument unique to Turkish music and is painstakingly difficult to manufacture as it requires long labor and great expertise, says a veteran kanun-maker. Kenan […]