© Stefan Iwaskewycz 2013
Music by Jenny Schultz
"Tsymbaly / Цимбали" is the Ukrainian variant of a word commonly used in Eastern Europe for hammer dulcimer. Featured in this video, however, is a hackbrett, a type of dulcimer or tsymbaly used primarily in Bavaria and Austria. It's tuning and range is different from dulcimers played in Ukraine, so those familiar with the tune in this clip--Arkan--will notice some difference as the melody is played on this instrument.
The musician, Jenny Schutlz, is of German-American background and is active in local German folk music and dance groups. She also plays in the Ukrainian Village Band (ukrainianvillageband.com), doing what she can to play Ukrainian music on her hackbrett!