Name: Krar.
Type: Chordophones > Lyres > Yoke.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.2
Country: Ethiopia.
Region: Africa.

Description: The krar is a plucked bowl-lyre that is played by the Azmari’s in Ethiopia. It is tuned to a pentatonic scale. The instruments over all sound is dependant on the musicians techniques which may include plucking single strings, or strumming.

Citations: Discography: Asnakech Worku, Ethiopiques 16: The Lady with the Krar – Buda Musique 822652, 2003: Ethiopie, chants d’amour [Ethiopia, Love Songs]. Fantahun Shewankochew, vocals and krar [compact disc]. INEDIT / Maison des Cultures du Monde W260080, 1998 ;