Mari music is the music of the Volga-Finnic Mari people of Russia. Mari music is generally pentatonic.
Mari songs are generally short and lyrical. Common themes include the Volga river, and a love of nature, to include forests and rainbows.
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.
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