"The Nightingale"

Ruslan Jumabaev SFW40438_117

The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Album The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

In the poetry and music of Central Asia, the nightingale is a recurring image, and the Kyrgyz solo instrumental genre kuu offers the perfect medium for creating a sound portrait of its voice. Here, Ruslan Jumabaev reproduces the sound of a nightingale in the free rhythm of a kuu, giving a performance that is not so much virtuosic as descriptive or "philosophical." (During, Levin 2001)

Disc Number 1
Track Number 17
Duration 2:01
Country(s) Kyrgyzstan
Culture Group(s) Kyrgyz
Instruments: Komuz
Language(s) Kyrgyz
Performer Credits