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Revitalizing Shashmaqâm: Court Music of Central Asia

Maqâm-i Râst is one of the six maqâms, or suites, which constitute the systematically organized repertory of Central Asian classical music known as Shashmaqâm (six maqâms). In the Shashmaqâm, instrumental pieces, lyrical song, contemplative poetry, and dance are all bound together in a vast yet integrated artistic conception of great refinement and profound beauty. Produced in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.