A Kaval and Its Stories
Bilyana Popova, Lora Hristozova
pp. 99 - 109
Title: A Kaval and Its Stories
Authors: Bilyana Popova, Lora Hristozova

Abstract: The article tells the story of an exhibit from the fund "Musical Instruments and Ritual Properties" of REM - Plovdiv. It is an extremely rare three-joint, turned kaval, made of cornel-tree, with three sleeves made of horn, with engraved belts and semi-concentric circles. It is inlaid with rich metal decoration. It was used at the end of the XIX century in the village of Chitak (now Byala Reka), Plovdiv region. It belonged to the kaval player Radyu Yordanov Enev, born in 1862. He participated in the first competition for kaval players, held on September 20, 1898 in Plovdiv with this kaval. Its introduction to the public is related to the exhibition "The Song of Wood", with which REM - Plovdiv has presented itself in a number of cities in the country and abroad, as well as during "Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture".

Keywords: Cultural and Historical Heritage; Plovdiv; Museums; Kaval; History; Memory

Received: 29-06-2022     Accepted: 29-06-2022     Published: 30-06-2022

Citation: Popova, B., Hristozova, L. (2022). A Kaval and Its Stories. Cultural and Historical Heritage: Preservation, Presentation, Digitalization (KIN Journal), 8(1), ISSN 2367-8038, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 99–109. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.55630/KINJ.2022.080109