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Uzbekistan: Musical Traditions of the Karakalpaks

Various Artists
Uzbekistan: Musical Traditions of the Karakalpaks

The ancient, orally-transmitted epic tradition of the Karakalpaks, woven with the songs they sing in their everyday lives, forms a rich musical tapestry in the arid land of Karakalpakstan (an autonomous republic in Uzbekistan). From lullabies, Jew’s harp solos, wedding tunes to the guttural cantillations of jirow bards, life stories of epic heroes sung by baqsy bards, creative performances on dutar, and instrumental pieces played by small ensembles, these recordings provide a panoramic view of Karakalpak music. They were drawn form 10 hours of field recordings made in 2000 during an expedition conducted under the aegis of the UNESCO office in Tashkent. 73 minutes, 22-page notes.

This is a previously-unpublished volume of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, which was transferred to the Smithsonian to keep the series publicly available.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available again, including more than a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

101
Hawjar Jilva Kegeli vocal ensemble 1:10
102
Jew’s Harp Solos Genjexan Esimbet-qizi 2:54
103
Hayyu (Lullaby) Qalbeke Uzaqbergenova 2:27
104
Kelte Nalysh Qalbeke Uzaqbergenova 2:22
105
Qobyz Namasy (Melody on the Qobyz) Baxtiyar Esemuratov 1:05
106
Qaytarip Ber Amudariamni (Give Me Back My Amu Darya [River]) Baxtiyar Esemuratov 3:15
107
Qoshaq “Sen Yar Gedeli” (Since You Left) Turghanbay Kalendarov, Jarylkaghan Esjanov 3:00
108
Kepter Muxallasi Tengelbay Qalliev, Injegul Saburova 2:25
109
Siy Perde (Gift Song) Ghayrat Otemuratov 3:10
110
Bes Perde Gulnara Allabergenova, Turghanbay Kurbanov 3:21
111
Kizlar Uyga Kir (Girls, Come into the House) Bibigawhar Uzaqbaeva, Turghanbay Kalendarov, Jarylkaghan Esjanov 3:03
112
Qara Jorgha (The Black Steed) Turghanbay Kalendarov 1:31
113
Ne Payda Namasy (What’s The Use) Zulfiya Arzumbetova, Injegul Saburova 2:54
114
Qara Jorgha (The Black Steed) Ghayrat Otemuratov 3:02
115
Aq Ishik (The White Coat) Ghayrat Otemuratov 2:37
116
Leylay Gulbahor Rametova, Injegul Saburova, Azat Turdibayev 4:28
117
Oramal Gulbahor Rametova, Injegul Saburova, Azat Turdibayev 3:25
118
Dembermes Roza Kutekeeva, Ensemble of the Nukus Philharmonia 2:11
119
Adingnen Student ensemble from Sanat Bilim Yurti 3:30
120
Kelte Nalysh Turghanbay Kurbanov 4:28
121
Musa Sen Yary Turghanbay Kalendarov, Jarylkaghan Esjanov 3:40
122
Qoshim Palvan Namasy (Melody of Qoshim the Champion) Turghanbay Kalendarov, Jarylkaghan Esjanov 3:58
123
Uch Top Namasy Turghanbay Kalendarov, Jarylkaghan Esjanov 3:04
124
Gel Ey Laylim (Come, My Leyli) Turghanbay Kalendarov, Jarylkaghan Esjanov 3:19
125
Qaradaly Turghanbay Kurbanov, Ensemble of the Nukus Philharmonia 3:06

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