Kymbala and Krotala and Zils…oh my!

In the paper Elements of Dance from Pre-17th Century Mediterranean and Near East Regions, one source quoted discusses the Gaditanae - the dancing girls of Cadiz - and their use of zil-like instruments, or bronze castanets. Without claiming that these instruments  are exactly the same as zils played by modern belly dancers, we know that castanets are … Continue reading Kymbala and Krotala and Zils…oh my!