Kemençe - Horon
The dominant musical instrument of the Eastern Black Sea Region is the kemençe, which comes from the family of bowed string instruments that includes the Byzantine Lyra and Arabic Rebab, the common ancestors of the violin. This traditional folk instrument has three steel strings and it is played with a bow strung with a ribbon of horse hair. It is also known as the Black Sea Kemençe or Kemençe of Laz.
This is a rhythmic and lively line-dance featuring quick steps and the fast shaking of the upper torso, accompanied by kemençe music.