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Written in Folk Roots issue 184, 1998


MUNADJAT YULCHIEVA & ENSEMBLE SHAVKAT MIRZAEV
Uzbekistan - A Haunting Voice

World Network/WDR 28.297 (1997)

The leading singer of Uzbek classical, folk-based music, with a dark, soaring, passionate voice, fine ornamentation and control, Yulchieva specialises in the music of the Fergana-Tashkent area, which is a mixture of folk forms and court music. Here, with dutar, tanbur and rubab (all lutes), gidjak (spike fiddle), chang (dulcimer), nay (flute), qoshnay (double reed pipe), doira (frame drum) and kanun, she and the ensemble deliver songs and instrumental music from several regions.


1998 Andrew Cronshaw
 


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