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Falak: the voice of destiny: traditional, popular and symphonic music of Tajikistan. Compiled by Federico Spinetti [Musical Recording Review]

O'Connell, John Morgan 2007. Falak: the voice of destiny: traditional, popular and symphonic music of Tajikistan. Compiled by Federico Spinetti [Musical Recording Review]. Ethnomusicology Forum 16 (1) , pp. 179-181. 10.1080/17411910701273101

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Abstract

The music of Tajikistan has received surprisingly little attention. While a number of scholars have conducted fieldwork in different parts of the country, they have tended to focus upon the expressive culture of minority groups, the shashmaqom tradition among Uzbeks in the northern province of Khujand and the madoh tradition among Pamiris in the south-eastern province of Badakhshan being featured in the scholarly literature. Spinetti has sought to redress this imbalance, conducting research (2002-4) among musicians in the southern province of Kulob, recording a wide variety of styles characteristic of different contexts. In this recording, he presents an excellent overview of musical genres from the region, taking care to embrace both urban and rural styles and to include both traditional and contemporary forms. Consisting of two compact discs and accompanied by an extended commentary, Falak: The Voice of Destiny represents an important addition to the extant archival sources on Tajik music.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1741-1912
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/99048

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