AKM - AKM Music Platform

AKM Music Platform

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Opening: 10:00 Closing: 18:00
The exhibition is closed for visits on Mondays.

AKM Music Platform invites you to a journey through the rich history of Turkish music with two separate exhibitions.  The "World in Us, Us in the World" exhibition can be visited on the ground floor, while the "Turkish Instruments" exhibition and the "Respect to the Masters" corner can be visited on the upper floor.

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AKM Etkinlik - Bağlama

Mızraplı - Ditmeli Instruments

A stringed instrument identified with Turkish folk music, which can be traced back to the kopuz in Turkish music.

AKM Etkinlik - Hegit

Stringed Instruments

A deeper and longer looking string instrument, first made of an ellipse or egg-shaped gourd, and later by wood carving. We come across the root of the name ‘hegit’ in the Hungarian sources from the 16th century.

AKM Etkinlik - Nevbe (Rifâî Kudümü)
Nevbe (Rifâî Kudümü)

Percussion Instruments

The nevbe is a nakkare -a small kettledrum used in mehter (the Ottoman military band) music- with a single bowl and is also known as the ‘Rifâi kudümü’. Nevbe, which is usually called by its own name in Sufi music, also signifies a rite in which rhythm instruments like the halîle, the bendir, daire and the kudüm are played.

AKM Etkinlik - Santur

Open-Stringed Instruments

An open-stringed instrument popular across Asia and Europe, which is played by beating the strings with zahme. Its origins go back to ‘the çetingen (yatugan)’ instrument, commonly seen in Central Asia. The most advanced types are used in Hungarian or Romanian Gypsy music.

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