Bedouin playing a rabab (bedouin violin), Wadi Rum, Jordan. The rabab is made from a rectangular wooden frame with goat skin stretched across it. The single steel string is tunable with a wooden peg mounted on the long neck. It is played with a bow. This instrument is the essential melody instrument of the nomadic Bedouins; customarily played by the sha'ir, or poet-singer, to accompany heroic and love songs. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Bedouin playing a rabab (bedouin violin), Wadi Rum, Jordan. The rabab is made from a rectangular wooden frame with goat skin stretched across it. The single steel string is tunable with a wooden peg mounted on the long neck. It is played with a bow. This instrument is the essential melody instrument of the nomadic Bedouins; customarily played by the sha'ir, or poet-singer, to accompany heroic and love songs. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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