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Music of Central Asia vol. 5: The Badakhshan Ensemble: Song and Dance from the Pamir Mountains (The Badakhshan Ensemble)

5 mins 46 secs (36 MB)

In the majestic Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, poetically called the "Roof of the World", trance-like rhythms and piercing melodies propel these vivid performances of Badakhshani folk songs, dance music, and mystical religious poetry that can embody the spiritual power known as baraka, 10 Tracks, 64 minutes, 44-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

To order, please visit the Smithsonian Folkways website.

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