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

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

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.

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Track Listing

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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