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Shashmaqom Music


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For over ten centuries, the classical music tradition of Shashmaqom has evolved in the urban centres of Central Asia formerly known as Mâwarâ al-nahr, an area which now encompasses present-day Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Shashmaqom, meaning “six maqoms”, constitutes a fusion of vocal and instrumental music, melodic and rhythmic idioms and poetry. The genre is performed solo or by a group of singers and an orchestra of lutes, fiddles, frame-drums and flutes. Performances generally open with an instrumental introduction followed by the nasr, the main vocal section consisting of two distinct sets of songs.


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Place/region: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Original: DVD
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0551
File No: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00089.DV
Rights holder: UNESCO