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Bukhara: Musical Crossroads of Asia

Various Artists
Bukhara: Musical Crossroads of Asia

In 1990, Theodore Levin and Otanazar Matykubov recorded the musical life of the ancient Central Asian trade center Bukhara. Their goal was to take an audio snapshot of a city that has for centuries created an amalgam of multiple musical cultures. Classical music of Persian Tajiks and Uzbeks mixes with Jewish and Islamic religious music, all of it overlaid with 70 years of Soviet cultural policy. (During and Levin 2002.)

LYRICS
Lyric transcriptions available here

Track Listing

101
Shod-i Uforash and Ufor-i Tezash: Dilbaram Shumo Tofakhon with Ensemble Nozanin 1:56
102
Mavrigi Mahdi Ibodov 5:14
103
Songs from the Sozanda Repertory Tofakhon with Ensemble Nozanin 13:32
104
Murghak Mahdi Ibodov with Tofakhon and Ensemble Nozanin 2:56
105
Mogulcha-i Dugah Ochil Ibragimov and Suleiman Takhalov 5:21
106
Ushshaq-i Kalon Izro Malakhov with Mahmudjan Tojiboev, Kuva, Zakir Bobotonov, and Urgench 10:27
107
Azan Saifullajan Musaev 1:54
108
Na't Dervish Orif Bobo Hamro Ogli 3:20
109
Yah Ribbon Olam Rakhamim Yakutelov 1:32
110
Reading from the Torah Yakub Meer Ochildiev 2:53
111
Shalom Aleichem and Kiddush Ochil Ibragimov 3:02
112
Qalandar Muhammed Aminjon Nasriddinov 4:06
113
Excerpt from the Zohar Isaac Kataev 2:38

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