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Simsimiyya

The simsimiyya is a traditional plucked lyre used in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen.

It is mostly used by Bedouins as a social instrument. In Egypt it is traditionally used to accompany a dance called bambutiyya, as well as among the musicians called suhbagiyya, in the cities of Port Said and Ismailiyya.

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