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ARTIST
TITLE
Bilmadim
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
30HZ 023CD 30HZ 023CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/21/2004

"A graduate of the department for oriental music at the conservatorium in Yulduz Usmanova composes her songs around established folk songs which are still sung in Usbekian villages today. This traditional Usbekian folklore, which contains Turkish, Persian and Central Asian influences, has been mixed by Jah Wobble (her producer on this album) with western rock, pop and dance styles. The result is an extraordinary combination of east and western styles, although the ethnic elements are unmistakable. 'When I started, I thought that this traditional music has to be preserved,' explains Yulduz, 'it had to be made up to date though.' When Jah Wobble first heard Yulduz' music, he felt that her work had suffered from an over-commercialisation; caused by a major record company and producers who had misunderstood her ethnic artistry and potential."