Turkey’s northern Black Sea area is legendary for its distinctive, conventional musical and native string devices. In an effort to protect and reintroduce the music of the area, Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Trade (TTSO) Non-public Ipekyolu (Silk Highway) Museum has chosen for show numerous wind, percussion and string devices made out of hole bones, hides, shrub crops and horns.
The Non-public Silkroad Museum of northeastern Turkey’s Trabzon province, based in 2014 by the TTSO with the help of the Ministry of Growth and the Japanese Black Sea Growth Company (DOKA), has added a number of archaeological and cultural artifacts to its showroom from throughout the historic Silkroad route and particularly from northern Turkey’s Black Sea area.
Turkey and significantly the Black Sea area of the nation, provide innumerable genuine, distinctive and distinctive musical devices, most of which occupy a particular place within the folks poetry of Anatolia. The efforts to protect these musical treasures have been ongoing throughout Turkey, various from people crafting and selling them in their basement, to skilled craftspeople producing authentic instruments in their workshop and even trendy folk poets trying to keep traditions alive by giving lectures. The Silk Highway Museum is one other such initiative, working laborious to make sure the survival and prosperity of conventional Turkish music.
Suat Hacısalihoğlu, the chairperson of the TTSO, stated that the museum is essential for contemporary Turkish society. Hacısalihoğlu acknowledged that the values of the area must be preserved and be offered to the world. “We needed to create a middle of attraction. With our undertaking, we now have ready a museum within the entrance to the constructing of our chamber (of commerce),” he instructed Anadolu Company (AA).
The museum’s musical devices part, making an attempt to shine a lightweight on the forgotten or fading music of Turkey with over 30 distinctive devices from the Black Sea area, has sparked explicit curiosity from guests. “This part is reserved for the promotion of devices on the Silk Highway route and in our area. All the devices are practical. These are devices that aren’t identified by the youthful era,” Hacısalihoğlu stated.
The museum displays a number of indigenous devices resembling “kamancheh,” a sort of stringed bowed instrument; “gıygıy,” a neighborhood model of a violin; “kaynana zırıltısı,” actually that means “mother-in-law whining”; a sort of clapper or rattle known as a “zurna”; a wind instrument known as “yusufcuk kuşu,” or “turtle dove,” a virtually forgotten ceramic instrument; and the “kaval,” a chromatic end-blown flute historically related to shepherds.
The museum intends to move these cultural gems to future generations and exhausts each doable trendy technique to protect historical past. Each showcased merchandise has a barcode, which guests can scan by means of their telephones. This barcode takes them to a webpage with additional data detailing the historical past of the instrument and its bodily and cultural properties together with a few of their melodies.
“Because of our work, guests can test the barcodes, get details about the devices, see and listen to how they’re performed and what they sound like. I consider it has been an intriguing undertaking,” he stated and added, “We at the moment have over 30 devices, however that will likely be round 100 in time. We’re working laborious to assemble and exhibit each instrument within the area.”