CENTRAL ASIAN MUSIC SERIES
Music of Central Asia
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, is producing a 10-CD set documenting the musics of Central Asia.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released the first three volumes of its new Music of Central Asia series on March 14, 2006. This ground-breaking, newly recorded series presents authentic musical traditions of Central Asia as they are performed today, featuring some of the region’s most outstanding artists. From the nomadic and bardic cultures of the steppes to the classical court traditions of the cities, this series celebrates musicians who display a mastery of older traditions and also embody a contemporary spirit of innovation. Produced in conjunction with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, each release includes an extensive color booklet and comes with a vivid bonus DVD containing a series introduction, 24-minute film, interactive glossary and map.
Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music from Kyrgyzstan
Music of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks
Music of Central Asia Vol. 3: Homayun Sakhi: The Art of the Afghan Rubab
The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan
Ustad Mohammad Omar: Virtuoso From Afghanistan
Tuva: Among the Spirits: Sounds, Music, and Nature in Sakha and Tuva
Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia
Shashmaquam: Music of the Bukharan Jewish Ensemble