Listen Up! “Q” is for Qanun


Note: I don’t pick a topic unless I know I can cover the alphabet!

The qanun is a stringed instrument played mostly in the Middle East, central Asia, and southeastern Europe. It’s derived from the Arabic word kānun, which means rule or norm, and its sound is decidedly Middle Eastern.

Listen here:



I loved the music and had no idea of the name of that instrument. Can’t wait to see what you do for the rest of this Challenge! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @

I really liked that! Had never heard the name qanun though. Thank you.

I’ve actually heard this sound in the Middle Eastern restaurants around here (there are tons of them). Never knew what is was until now. Thanks.

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