The music of Central Asia
Read Online

The music of Central Asia by Theodore Craig Levin

  • 500 Want to read
  • ·
  • 54 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English


  • Textbooks,
  • History and criticism,
  • Music,
  • World music

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Theodore Levin, Saida Daukeyeva, Elmira Köchümkulova
ContributionsDaukeeva, Saida Diasovna, editor, Kȯchu̇mkulova, Ėlmira, editor, Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Music Initiative
LC ClassificationsML3758.A783 M87 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 676 pages
Number of Pages676
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27228707M
ISBN 100253017513
ISBN 109780253017512
LC Control Number2015020867

Download The music of Central Asia


The print edition and e-book version of The Music of Central Asia may be ordered online from Indiana University Press. For more information about the Aga Khan Music Initiative, which hosts this website and supported the creation and publication of The Music of Central Asia, see the AKDN website.   Description This beautiful and informative book offers a detailed introduction to the musical heritage of Central Asia for readers and listeners worldwide. Music of Central Asia balances "insider" and "outsider" perspectives with contributions by 27 authors from 14 countries.5/5(1). Profiles of musicians, listening guides, study questions, and an illustrated glossary of musical instruments make The Music of Central Asia an indispensable resource for both general readers and specialists. The book can be purchased from University of Central Asia. How central is the music of Central Asia? Before discussing the music of Central Asia, we need to raise an epistemological question: whose perspective makes it central? Reaching almost pages and trying to be politically neutral, The Music of.

The Rough Guide to the Music of Central Asia is a wonderful trip along the Silk Road. From traditional to modern sounds, there is wonderful variety of styles and instruments, while still maintaining a sense of connection between the different countries.4/5(7). An English translation of the last of three volumes by Beliaev on the music of the peoples of the USSR, this work surveys the musical cultures of Soviet Central Asia: Kirghizia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. For each, Beliaev examines folk and epic songs, professional music, instruments, and classical music. Djumaev, Alexander. Music from the Oasis Towns of Central Asia While not a band as such, the Uyghur Musicians are all familiar with the traditional music of Xinjiang, China (also known as Chinese Turkestan), which is something of an anomalous region, being the oasis towns of the old Silk Road. Music of Central Asia is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, 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.

The Music of Central Asia is an encyclopedic page turner! This is essential reading for all performers, composers, ethnomusicologists, students, scholars and culturally engaged people everywhere. There has never before been one book that so expertly, vividly, and deeply unites the past, present, and potential future of an entire swath of the world's musical landscape/5(7). The Music of Central Asia surveys the rich and diverse musical life of a region once at the center of the trans-Eurasian Silk Road trade that has reemerged in our own time as a crucial arena of global geopolitics. Stream Music of Central Asia Vol. 7: In the Shrine of the Heart: Popular Classics from Bukhara and Beyond by Various artists and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music Unlimited. Exclusive discount for Prime members.3/5(1). The music of Central Asia is as vast and unique as the many cultures and peoples who inhabit the region. Principal instrument types are two- or three-stringed lutes, the necks either fretted or fretless; fiddles made of horsehair; flutes, mostly open at both ends and either end-blown or side-blown; and jew harps, mostly metal. Percussion instruments include frame drums, tambourines, and.