Talk and Performance - Ney Instrument
The ney instrument, sometimes spelled nai or nay, is one of the oldest forms of flute. It has relatives in other Middle Eastern countries, each differing by the number of holes, segments and whether it has a mouthpiece, called a bashpare, or not. The Turkish ney has seven holes—six finger holes and one thumb hole—nine segments and a bashpare. Neys, along with the tanbur lute and kemenche fiddle, are the most common instruments in Turkish classical music. Come and enjoy the sounds of this ancient instrument as the Turkish Cultural Center hosts a ney player, or neyzen, who will give a presentation and performance.