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“Shod-i Uforash and Ufor-i Tezash: Dilbaram Shumo”

Shod-i Uforash and Ufor-i Tezash: Dilbaram Shumo

Bukharan sozanda performer Tofakhon sings and plays the frame drum in a call-and-response form typical of sozanda, wedding music performed by women. Members of the ensemble Nozanin answer her initial phrase. One member of the group plays the kairak clappers. This suite is introduced by a short piece called shod, followed by ufor with dance movements, ending with a faster section called tez ufor.