Enjoy this Persian instrumental version of my song «Knuste hjerter».
The bağlama (Turkish: bağlama, from bağlamak, “to tie”, pronounced [baːɫaˈma]) is a stringed musical instrument.
It is sometimes referred to as the saz (from the Persian ساز, meaning an instrument), it is also sometimes referred to as the “cura”, although the term “saz” actually refers to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk music, Iranian music, Azerbaijani music, Kurdish music, Assyrian music, Armenian music and in parts of Syria, Iraq and the Balkan countries.
According to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, “the terms ‘bağlama’ and ‘saz’ are used somewhat interchangeably in Turkey.” Like the Western lute and the Middle-Eastern oud, it has a deep round back, but a much longer neck. It can be played with a plectrum or with a fingerpicking style known as şelpe.
In the music of Greece the name baglamas (Greek: μπαγλαμάς) is given to a treble bouzouki, a related instrument. The Turkish settlement of Anatolia from the late eleventh century onward saw the introduction of a two-string Turkmen dutar, which was played in some areas of Turkey until recent times.
(Source: Wikipedia, quoted 12.06.2019, Bağlama)