Music of Cyprus


The music of Cyprus includes a variety of classical, folk and popular genres.

Both greek and turkish cypriots use the violin as the main solo instrument, accompanied by laouto (form of lute for greek cypriots and ud for turkish cypriots. Accordion, percussion and recorder (pithkiavli) are also used.

Traditional music is modal based on the makams.




  • (cordofoni) violin - laouto - ud

  • (aerofoni) - pithkiavli

  • (ancia libera) Accordion

  • (membranofoni)

  • (idiofoni)

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