Music of Central Asia Vol. 4: Bardic Divas: Women’s Voices in Central Asia

Various Artists SFW40523

Sublime bel canto lyrical songs, the guttural recitative of nomadic oral poetry, lively humoresques, and poignant laments of unrequited love comprise this panoramic survey of contemporary women’s music from Central Asia performed by some of the region’s leading singers. A bonus DVD introduces ten remarkable women whose voices and instruments have made a deep imprint on the soundscape of Central Asia in our own time. 18 Tracks, 59 minutes, 48-page color booklet, photos, and song 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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Bardic Divas: Women's Voices in Central Asia

Year Released 2007
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2007 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Central Asia; Islamica; World
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101 Sen Yar Gedeli (Since you left) Injegul Saburova, Ziyada Sheripova 2:43
102 Galmadi, Galmadi (He didn't come) Dilbar Bekturdieva, Gozal Muminova, Komila Mattieva 2:27
103 Bastau Ulzhan Baibussynova 2:07
104 Taalailuu Eldin Bir Kyzy (The girl of happy people) Kenjegül Kubatova 2:23
105 Aqsholpan (Lovely Sholpan) Aigul Ulkenbaeva 2:10
106 Kotush (girl's name) Ervena Orgaeva 2:36
107 Shunidam (I heard) Ozoda Ashurova, Kamaliddin Hamdamov, Sirojiddin Juraev, Murad Jumaev 6:04
108 Harman-Dali (name of a princess) Komila Mattieva, Gozal Muminova, Dilbar Bekturdivea 2:29
109 Ören Zhyirik (The best racehorse) Ulzhan Baibussynova 2:10
110 Aq Qum (White sand) Ardak Issataeva 3:10
111 Bulgun (girl's name) Ervena Orgaeva 4:37
112 Sarvinoz (Cypress) Injegul Saburova, Ziyada Sheripova 3:30
113 Zhonyp Aldy (Carved, polished) Ardak Issataeva 2:58
114 Chabandyn Yry (Shepherd's song) Kenjegül Kubatova 2:34
115 Talim (Didactic song) Ulzhan Baibussynova 2:59
116 Dila Dushdü (Everybody is talking) Latife Cheshmeli 3:28
117 Noleydi (What if) Fargana Qasimova, Ali Asgar Mamadov, Raul Islamov, Rafael Asgarov, Natiq Shirinov 8:18
118 Kyzyl Gül (Red flower) Kenjegül Kubatova 2:41
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