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Kurban, Pa Hat, and Adengr Bahar Seylisi (Springtime Walk)
05 :00
02
Kurban, Pa Hat, and Adengr Ili Boyliri (Yining's River Bank)
10 :05
03
Kurban Margul
04 :55
04
Jaymanur Ajabek Speed Happy Tune
02 :05
05
Pa Hat and Kurban Uxxak
07 :30
06
Kurmanjiang Zaccharia Mother
03 :45
07
Jaymanur Ajabek Yeleuke Sulihemu
02 :49
08
Kurban, Pa Hat, Adengr, and Kali Qinbulak
03 :50
ARTIST
TITLE
Music of Xinjiang: Kazakh and Uyghur Music of Central Asia
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SF 101LP SF 101LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/5/2016

Limited-edition LP with full-size insert of text and photographs by compiler Laurent Jeanneau. Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan) is China's biggest province. The musical landscape here is one of the world's richest. The Uyghur and the Kazakh are the two main ethnicities represented on these recordings made by Laurent Jeanneau and Shi Tanding in June of 2009. The Kazakh (nomadic) and Uyghur (agricultural) have multiple linguistic ties. Much of this music shares many influences from the Arab world, Turkey, and Persia. The sound is that of the Islamic tradition stretching from Turkey to the most eastern frontier of the Chinese empire. These recordings and performances feature some of the area's greatest musicians playing instruments like the satar, tanbur, dotar, rawab, rushtar, and dongbra, among many others. These tracks represent ecstatic examples of the region's rich musical voice. Buzzing plucked strings and epic tales of the life and legacy of one of the oldest (2500 years) and richest cultural areas of central Asia. Performers include Kurban, Pa Hat, Adengr, Kali, Jaymanur Ajabek, Kurmanjiang Zaccharia, and Jaymanur Ajabek.