Bowed > Chordophone.
Rajasthan > India > South Asia.
The Kamaicha is
bowed chordophone that is played amongst the related Langha and
Manganiar communities in Rajasthan. The repertoire consists of folk,
epic and devotional melodies performed by these musicians who pass the
repertoire from generation to generation through aural transmission.
This instrument is constructed mango wood, both the body and the neck
are usually carved of the same piece. Goat skin is stretched over the
body creating the sound chamber. This instrument has three playing
strings and 14 sympathetic strings that resonate during performance.