Letsina Kars (Λετσίνα Καρς)

The dance Letsina was danced in the eastern regions of Pontus and also Kars. It's believed the word letsina comes from the Turkish word lecin which means 'falcon' (unconfirmed). The Kars version of the dance was fast paced, had intense movements and the soles of the feet were lifted high off the ground. It's danced by males and females in a closed circle and has 16 steps. It can be played by all types of musical instruments including the clarinet, without lyrics and has a 7/8ths rhythm.


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