Aga Khan Development Network

What's New

General News

Press Releases




In the Media

E-mail Bulletin Archives

Photos & Slide Shows



Awards received

Grant News


Music of Central Asia Vol. 1: Tengir-Too: Mountain Music from Kyrgyzstan (Various Artists)

Central Asia, March 2010 - From the mountainous Kyrgyzstan, Jew's harps, fiddles, plucked stringed instruments, and powerful voices transmit the vibrant rhythms of nomadism and the serene atmosphere of the Kyrgyz mountains in a musical language as contemporary as it is ancient. This deluxe package launches Music of Central Asia, a multi-volume series that brings to life the diverse and remarkable musical culture of a region long inaccessible to outsiders. 18 tracks. 66 minutes. 48-page colour booklet, photos, and bilingual 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 2006

Please also see Related Material:
Find out more on AKMICA
To order, please visit the Smithsonian Folkways website

View all Videos

Return to top