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Sitār (Bengali setār; Marathi satār)locked

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Large, fretted long-necked lute. It is a prominent instrument of the classical music of the northern and central regions of South Asia. Though played by some itinerant rural performers (in Rajasthan) and in modern film and radio orchestras, the sitār is found mainly in chamber music as formerly practised at the Muslim and Hindu courts and now on the public concert stage and through urban media....

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