Rhodope instruments

The Rhodope bagpipe is the most characteristic and popular musical instrument in the Rhodopes. It sounds meetings and fairs, happy and sad days of the Rhodope people from antiquity to the present day. With its specific low sound, the Rhodope bagpipe differs from the bagpipe common in other folklore areas of Bulgaria. Even with a small tonal volume, the authentic melodies, which are performed with the characteristic Rhodope musical ornamentation, sound like an illustration of the poetic emotionality of the Orpheus Mountain. Apart from playing music on its own, the kaba bagpipe is the most popular musical instrument for accompanying Rhodope songs. Manufacturing technology and components have not changed over time.