Kaşık Havası

Kaşık Havası, Kaşık Oyunları (Turkish, meaning spoon rhythm and spoon dances, respectively, owing to the use of pairs of wooden spoons as a musical instrument) are Turkish folk dances mostly spread over the Mediterranean region and have a varying structure of their arrangement, performance, rhythmic and melodic characteristics. They are always rendered with wooden spoons and the characteristic measure is 2/4 or 4/4. The instruments used are beast bow (later violin), baglama and clarinet, in general, they are accompanied by folk songs.


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