Music of Central Asia vol. 4: Bardic Divas: Womenâ€™s Voices in Central Asia (Various Artists)
5 mins 32 secs (35MB)
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. 18 Tracks, 59 minutes, 48-page colour 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, 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.
Year of Recording 2007
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