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Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan [Preview Video]
Watch a short excerpt from the 24-minute documentary film included in the CD/DVD for 'Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan,' released by Smithsonian Folkways in 2006. Directed, edited, and translated by Saodat Ismailova Photographed by Carlos Casas Editing supervision: Aurora Sulli Sound mix: Romain Frydman Post-Production: Studio Mondomix (Paris) Executive producer: Ted Levin Aga Khan Music Initiative Director: Fairouz R. Nishanova 'Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan' is available on CD/DVD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: The Tengir-Too is a new ensemble that plays old music. The group takes its name from the mountain range that towers over the high alpine passes linking Kyrgyzstan and China, and is better known by its Chinese name, Tien Shan: "Celestial Mountains." Founded and directed by Nurlanbek Nyshanov, a gifted composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, Tengir-Too (Too is pronounced like "toe") provides a living laboratory for Nyshanov's efforts to find a voice for Kyrgyz music in the contemporary cultural marketplace. Produced in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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5 min 28 sec
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