Petr Jasinčuk on the magic of playing the jaw harp

Photo: Martin Vaniš, Radio Prague International

Jaw harp, known in Czech as brumle, is an ancient musical instrument that has been played all over the world for centuries. Here in Czechia, it is mostly used in traditional folk music, especially in Moravia, but it has also found its way into other musical genres. What is the origin of this unusual musical instrument? And how do you play the brumle? I discussed these question with jaw harp enthusiast Petr Jasinčuk.

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Author: Ruth Fraňková