Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Balalaika Unit 4

The balalaika is a Russian three stringed instrument with a triangular body shape. The origin of it is unknown, but the first documentation of it was back in 1688 where a guard wrote in his log book about stopping someone from playing drunk. Some speculations of it include the three strings representing the trinity. One of the most famous to play the balalaika is Alexey Arkhipovsky. Take a look at the video to see him play.

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