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Music of Central Asia Vol. 2 - Revitalizing Shashmaqâm: Court Music of Central Asia [Preview Video]
Watch a short excerpt from the 24-minute documentary film included in the CD/DVD for 'Music of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks,' released by Smithsonian Folkways in 2006. Directed and edited by Saodat Ismailova Photographed by Carlos Casas Translated by Abouvali Abourashidov Editing supervision: Aurora Sulli Music recorded by Joel Gordon Sound mix: Romain Frydman Post-Production: Studio Mondomix (Paris), Marc Benaiche Executive producer: Ted Levin Aga Khan Music Initiative Director: Fairouz R. Nishanova 'Music of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks' is available on CD/DVD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Amid the mosques and minarets of Samarkand and Bukhara, generations of vocalists set the mystical, Sufi-inspired verse of Hafiz and other classical poets to lyrical melodies, creating a spiritual art music of great refinement and sublime beauty called Shashmaqâm, confirming its important place among the great art music traditions of Eurasia. A bonus DVD documents the musical tradition of the Shashmaqâm in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. 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. 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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