The Guinbri : a twice disappeared instrument in Tunisia


Author : Anis Meddeb | Ph-D, lecturer and director of the Musicology Department at the ISM, University of Tunis.

Abstract :

This article seeks to understand the disappearance causes of some musical instruments throughout the History by studying the Guinbri in Tunisia. What seems very questionable and even very problematic in this study, is that the Guinbri has disappeared from the Tunisian music scene since the first quarter of the twentieth century, while archaeological data, written sources and iconographic documents show that Guinbri was the most popular instrument in Tunisia for three thousand years. Hence the legitimacy of this organological investigation.

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  • To cite the article : Meddeb, Anis, 2016 : « The Guinbri : a twice disappeared instrument in Tunisia », CTUPM,

Author: Anis Meddeb

Anis Meddeb. Ph-D Lecturer, University of Tunis, Higher Institute of Music.