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Music of Central Asia Vol. 4: Bardic Divas: Women’s Voices in Central Asia

Various Artists
Music of Central Asia Vol. 4: Bardic Divas: Women’s Voices in Central Asia

Sublime bel canto lyrical songs, the guttural recitative of nomadic oral poetry, lively humoresques, and poignant laments of unrequited love comprise this panoramic survey of contemporary women’s music from Central Asia performed by some of the region’s leading singers. A bonus DVD introduces ten remarkable women whose voices and instruments have made a deep imprint on the soundscape of Central Asia in our own time. 18 Tracks, 59 minutes, 48-page color booklet, photos, and song 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.


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Bardic Divas: Women's Voices in Central Asia

Track Listing

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Sen Yar Gedeli (Since you left) Injegul Saburova, Ziyada Sheripova 2:43
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102
Galmadi, Galmadi (He didn't come) Dilbar Bekturdieva, Gozal Muminova, Komila Mattieva 2:27
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103
Bastau Ulzhan Baibussynova 2:07
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104
Taalailuu Eldin Bir Kyzy (The girl of happy people) Kenjegül Kubatova 2:23
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105
Aqsholpan (Lovely Sholpan) Aigul Ulkenbaeva 2:10
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106
Kotush (girl's name) Ervena Orgaeva 2:36
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107
Shunidam (I heard) Ozoda Ashurova, Kamaliddin Hamdamov, Sirojiddin Juraev, Murad Jumaev 6:04
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108
Harman-Dali (name of a princess) Komila Mattieva, Gozal Muminova, Dilbar Bekturdivea 2:29
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109
Ören Zhyirik (The best racehorse) Ulzhan Baibussynova 2:10
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110
Aq Qum (White sand) Ardak Issataeva 3:10
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111
Bulgun (girl's name) Ervena Orgaeva 4:37
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112
Sarvinoz (Cypress) Injegul Saburova, Ziyada Sheripova 3:30
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113
Zhonyp Aldy (Carved, polished) Ardak Issataeva 2:58
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114
Chabandyn Yry (Shepherd's song) Kenjegül Kubatova 2:34
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115
Talim (Didactic song) Ulzhan Baibussynova 2:59
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116
Dila Dushdü (Everybody is talking) Latife Cheshmeli 3:28
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117
Noleydi (What if) Fargana Qasimova, Ali Asgar Mamadov, Raul Islamov, Rafael Asgarov, Natiq Shirinov 8:18
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118
Kyzyl Gül (Red flower) Kenjegül Kubatova 2:41
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