Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music from Kyrgyzstan

Various Artists SFW40520

From the mountainous Kyrgyzstan, Jew's harps, fiddles, plucked stringed instruments, and powerful voices transmit the vibrant rhythms of nomadism and the serene atmosphere of the Kyrgyz mountains in a musical language as contemporary as it is ancient. This deluxe package launches Music of Central Asia, a multi-volume series that brings to life the diverse and remarkable musical culture of a region long inaccessible to outsiders. A bonus DVD explores the vibrant rhythms and serene atmosphere in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. 18 tracks. 66 minutes. 48-page color booklet, photos, and bilingual lyrics; DVD contains series introduction, 24-minute film, interactive glossary, and map. 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.

Tengir-Too: Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan

Year Released 2006
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2006 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Central Asia; Islamica; World
Country(s) Kyrgyzstan
Culture Group(s) Kyrgyz
Instrument(s) Jew's harp; Komuz
Language(s) Kyrgyz

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101 Jangylyk (Novelty) Nurlanbek Nyshanov, Gulbara Baigashkaeva, Asylbek Nasirdinov 3:14
102 Erke kyz (The Spoiled Girl) Tengir-Too 2:07
103 Küidüm chok (I Burn, I Smoulder like Charcoal) Zainidin Imanaliev 3:27
104 Episode from the Manas: Kökötöidün Ashy (Kökötöi’s Memorial Feast) Rysbek Jumabaev, Tengir-Too 6:26
105 Belek (Gift) Nurlanbek Nishanov 2:07
106 Kara özgöy (Impudent One) Ruslan Jumabaev 3:21
107 Kyiylyp turam (I’m Sad to Say Goodbye) Tengir-Too, Kenjegül Kubatova 2:33
108 Attila Khan Nurak Abdrakhmanov 3:28
109 Ak Satkyn menem Kulmyrza (Ak Satkyn and Kulmyrza) Tengir-Too; Kenjegül Kubatova and Toktobek Asanaliev 9:10
110 Fantasy on the Chopo choor (ocarina) Nurlanbek Nishanov 2:00
111 Gül (Flower) Zainidin Imanaliev 3:36
112 Jol jürüsh (On the Road) Tengir-Too 2:27
113 Kengesh (Soviet) Namazbek Uraliev 3:11
114 Esimde (I Remember) Toktobek Asanaliev 5:04
115 Ker özön (Wide Valley) Baktybek Chytyrbaev 2:39
116 Sagynam (I Miss You) Kenjegül Kubatova 3:31
117 Kambarkan Nurak Abdrakhmanov 4:50
118 Kyz oigotoor (A Melody that Wakes Up a Girl) Tengir-Too 2:47
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