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Music of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks

Music of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks

Amid the mosques and minarets of Samarkand and Bukhara, generations of vocalists set the mystical, Sufi-inspired verse of Hafiz and other classical poets to lyrical melodies, creating a spiritual art music of great refinement and sublime beauty called Shashmaqâm, confirming its important place among the great art music traditions of Eurasia. A bonus DVD documents the musical tradition of the Shashmaqâm in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 18 tracks. 70 minutes. 44-page booklet, photos, and bilingual lyrics; DVD contains series introduction, 24-minute film, interactive glossary, and map. Music of Central Asia is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The aim of the series is to present leading exponents of Central Asia's rich and diverse musical heritage to listeners outside the region.

AWARDS
2006 GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best Traditional World Album

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Track Listing

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Solo on the Sato Academy of Maqam 0:47
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Sarakhbor-i Râst Academy of Maqam 13:58
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Tarona 1 Academy of Maqam 2:08
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Tarona 2 Academy of Maqam 1:20
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Tarona 3 Academy of Maqam 1:42
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Tarona 4 Academy of Maqam 1:44
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Tarona 5 Academy of Maqam 1:13
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Talqin-i Ushshâq Academy of Maqam 9:02
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Suporish Talqin-i Ushshâq Academy of Maqam 0:56
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Tarona Academy of Maqam 1:24
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Nasr-i Ushshâq Academy of Maqam 10:33
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Tarona 1 Academy of Maqam 1:18
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Tarona 2 Academy of Maqam 1:29
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Nawroz-i Sabo Academy of Maqam 10:03
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Talqincha-i Sabo Academy of Maqam 4:26
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First Suporish Academy of Maqam 1:06
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Ufor-i Ushshâq Academy of Maqam 5:01
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Final Suporish Academy of Maqam 1:58
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