"Kyrgyz Wisdom Song"

Akil Sekebaev SFW40438_220

The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Album The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Among Central Asian nomads, spirituality is expressed as much in ancient pre-Islamic forms (shamanism, animism, wisdom, morality tales) as in Muslim monotheism. Muslim faith, however, is well anchored in Kyrgyz culture, as this song shows. Though not intended for ritual purposes, it expresses a Sufi sensibility by offering moral wisdom and repeating sacred words at the end of each couplet. (During, Levin 2001)

Disc Number 2
Track Number 20
Duration 2:31
Country(s) Kyrgyzstan
Culture Group(s) Kyrgyz
Instruments: Vocals; Komuz
Language(s) Kyrgyz
Performer Credits