Festival Audio: Hungarian Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)
The cimbalom is a type of hammered dulcimer prominent in Hungarian folk music. It’s classified as a chordophone, though it is percussive in nature, as the musician hammers the strings with a set of mallets.
Fazakas Albert is featured on the instrument in this track, which was recorded on July 3, 2013 at the Heritage House at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Enjoy!Festival Audio – Hungarian Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)