Kaşık Havası

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"Köçek troupe at a fair" at Sultan Ahmed's 1720 celebration of his son's circumcision. Miniature from the Surname-i Vehbi, Topkapı Palace, Istanbul.
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Kaşık Havası (tr), Kaşık Oyunları (tr), Χορός κουταλιών (el) (Turkish and Greek, 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.



External video
Silifkenin Yoğurdu Oyun Havası