A rather unusual way of describing a Chechen musical instrument, but perfectly logical when you consider that the bellows of this instrument are made out of a type of cardboard/plastic composite; a Chechen accordion. "Kekhat" means "paper", and "pondur" or "pondar" means "musical instrument". The Chechen accordion has a bright and loud tone quality and is well-suited to playing rapid, staccato passages.
The "Lovzar" Chechen Dance Ensemble had some very good kekhat-pondur players.
by pentozali February 26, 2009