Dance (With Wooden Spoons)
People from Konya and Cappadocia used to dance in couples facing each other and beating the rhythm with wooden spoons.
Dance with wooden spoons
Women from the village of Semendire, Cappadocia, wearing their traditional dresses and dancing keeping time with wooden spoons. Photo donated by Sophia Goraniti to the Centre for Asia Minor Studies. ©The Melpo Merlier Musical Folklore Archives of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies.© The Melpo Merlier Musical Folklore Archives of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies.
Studio recording, 1991.
The kanun master Nikos Stefanidis, originating from Konya, taught the tune to Domna Samiou and her musicians.