Uzbekistan

Surnay

Surnay

The surnay (also called zurna, birbynė, lettish horn, surla, sornai, dili tuiduk, zournas or zurma) is a multinational outdoor wind instrument, usually accompanied by a davul (bass drum) in Anatolian folk music. The name is from Turkish zurna, itself derived from Persian سرنای ('surnāy'), composed of سور ('sūr':  'banquet, feast') and نای ('nāy': 'reed, pipe').

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Dutar

Dutar

The dutar, dotar or doutar (Persian: دو تار, Tajik: дутор, Uzbek: dutor) is a traditional long-necked two-stringed lute found in Iran and central and south Asia. Its name comes from the Persian word for 'two strings', دو تار dotār ( دو do 'two' and تار tār 'string'), although the Herati dutar of Afghanistan has fourteen strings. When played, the strings are usually plucked by the Uyghurs of Western China and strummed and plucked by the Tajiks, Turkmen, Uzbeks, Afghan people, and in Pakistan.

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Saz

Saz

The saz (from the Persian ساز‎, meaning 'kit' or 'set') or bağlama (from the Turkish bağlamak, 'to tie') is a plucked stringed musical instrument shared by various cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, and Central Asia.

 

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Fusion music

Fusion music that combines two or more styles. The main characteristics of fusion genres are variations in tempo, rhythm, dynamics, style and tempo. 'Fusion' used alone often refers to jazz fusion, especially with world music.

Fusion music as a genre has broadened the definitions of jazz, rock, and pop music.

Munojat Yulchieva

Munojat Yulchieva is the brightest star of Uzbek classical music at the end of the 20th century. She studied music at Tashkent State Conservatory under the guidance of Shavkat Mirzaev, who has been her spiritual teacher since 1978. For the past ten years she has toured Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America. Her repertoire consists of the best examples of Uzbek classical music as well as music by contemporary bastoqors, composers in the traditional Uzbek style. Thanks to her unique voice (a low alto encompassing two-and-a-half octaves) Munojat performs songs from both female and male repertoires.

A well-known and highly respected artist, she has participated in numerous traditional music festivals throughout Europe as well as in Morocco, Brazil and the United States. Munojat has received several distinguished awards, and has recorded many albums, notably in France and in Germany. This year Munojat was nominated in the Asia/Pacific category for the prestigious BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards.
 

Duduk

Duduk

The duduk (Armenian: դուդուկ), traditionally known since antiquity as a Ծիրանափող (tsiranapogh) is a traditional woodwind instrument indigenous to Armenia. Variations of it are popular in the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The English word is often used generically for a family of ethnic instruments including the doudouk (դուդուկ), tsiranapogh ծիրանափող, balaban, mey or narmeh-ney. The word itself is a loanword ultimately derived from the Turkish düdük, likely of onomatopoeic origin. 

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Khushnai

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Tambur

Tambur

The tambur or tanbur is a fretted string instrument of Turkey and the former lands of the Ottoman Empire. Like the ney, the armudi kemençe and the kudüm, it constitutes one of the four instruments of the basic quartet of Turkish classical music, Sanat Musiği. Of the two variants, one is played with a plectrum (mızraplı tambur) and the other with a bow (yaylı tambur). A tambur player is known as a tanburî.

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Karnai

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Doira

Doira

The doira (also dayereh, doyra, dojra, dajre or dajreja) is a medium-sized frame drum with jingles, used to accompany both popular and classical music in Iran (Persia), the Balkans, and many Central Asian countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Frame drums are also popular in many regions of Georgia, like Kartli, Kakheti, Tusheti, Samegrelo, Racha, and Imereti.

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