Bukhara: Musical Crossroads of Asia

Bukhara: Musical Crossroads of Asia

     
 

This recording features various works and performers from the area around Bukhara, which is located west of Samarkand and is one of the more important and ancient cities of Uzbekistan. The music is similar to much from the surrounding regions (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan), with relatively simple instrumental portions and wailing, crying vocals. And, as the… See more details below

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This recording features various works and performers from the area around Bukhara, which is located west of Samarkand and is one of the more important and ancient cities of Uzbekistan. The music is similar to much from the surrounding regions (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan), with relatively simple instrumental portions and wailing, crying vocals. And, as the title would suggest, there are influences to be heard in this music from the various surrounding musical traditions as well. Jewish music and cantorial work, Islamic music, Hindu-based music, and what may be a stray work of the Zoroastrian tradition are all represented. It's a very mixed bag topically, and musically there is a thorough mix as well. Worth a listen for the recording quality (one would expect no less from the Smithsonian Folkways folks) and as a stepping stone into further, more specialized albums.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1992
Label:
Smithsonian Folkways
UPC:
0093074005026
catalogNumber:
40050
Rank:
246051

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Tracks

  1. Shod-I Uforash  - Yafa "Tofakhon" Pinchasova
  2. Mavrigi  - Yafa "Tofakhon" Pinchasova
  3. Songs from the Sozanda Repertory  - Yafa "Tofakhon" Pinchasova
  4. Murghak  - Yafa "Tofakhon" Pinchasova
  5. Mogulcha-I Dugah  - Suleiman Takhalov
  6. Mogulcha-I Kalon  -  Urgench
  7. Azan  - Saifullajan Musaev
  8. Na't  - Dervish Orif Bobo Hamro Ogli
  9. Yah Ribbon Olam  - Rakhamim Yakutelov
  10. Reading from the Torah  - Yakub Meer Ochildiev
  11. Shalom Alechem and Kiddush  - Ochil Ibragimov
  12. Qalandar  - Muhammad Aminjon Nasriddinov
  13. Zohar  - Issac Kataev

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