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Ufar-e Bayat

Ufar-e Bayat

Developed in the feudal courts of 18th-century Bukhara, shashmaqâm combines a variety of music and poetry from Islamic sources. It illustrates the cross-cultural fertility created by the trade routes, often called the "silk road," as many well-known performers of it are of Bukharan-Persian-Jewish extraction. This piece is a refined court piece, sung by Barno Is’hakova, a woman born in Tashkent of Jewish parents from Samarkand. (During, Levin 2001)