Mari music

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Mari music is the music of the Volga-Finnic Mari people of Russia. Mari music is generally pentatonic.[1]


Mari songs are generally short and lyrical.[1] Common themes include the Volga river, and a love of nature, to include forests and rainbows.[2]

Musical instrumentsEdit

Mari instruments include the kusle or karsh, a type of zither. The Mari also play the tumyr (drum), birch-bark horn, accordions, and a Mari bagpipe, the shuvyr.


  1. ^ a b Jeffrey Cole (31 May 2011). Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 258–. ISBN 978-1-59884-302-6. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. ^ Carl Waldman; Catherine Mason (April 2006). Encyclopedia of European peoples. Infobase Publishing. pp. 518–. ISBN 978-0-8160-4964-6. Retrieved 29 May 2011.