Kwitra

Name: Kwitra.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.6
Tuning: G / E / A / D
Country: Tunisia, Algeria.
Regional: North Africa.

Description: The Kwitra [also kouitra and quitra in Arabic الكوترة or عود أندلسي] literally Andalusian Oud having eight strings in four courses. is a stringed instrument from Algeria and Tunisia. It is a regional instrument in the Lute family of instruments, related to Italian chitarra.

Citations: Websites: [in French] Blog Le Malouf ou l’Andalousie retrouvée ; Le Malouf ou l’Andalousie retrouvée Colloque sur le oud maghrébin à quatre cordes ; [in English] Blog The Malouf or Andalusia found – The Malouf or Andalusia found Symposium on the four-stringed North African oud ;

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