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Dutar making craftsmanship and traditional music performing art combined with singing

Language: English

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. Dutar is a traditional instrument and musical genre from Turkmenistan. The dutar instrument is a long-necked, two-stringed lute with a pear-shaped body covered by a thin wooden sounding board. The instrument is used in all of the main genres of Turkmen music and singing. As for dutar music, it can either be played alone or accompanied by singing or poetry and prose. Dutar music is an essential part of Turkmen ceremonies, national celebrations, festivals and social gatherings. Artisanry and related skills are traditionally passed on from father to son, and performance skills are transmitted orally and through demonstration

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Turkmenistan, Asia
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Publisher: Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO
Producer: Poladov K.
Coproducer/sponsor: Turkmenistan. Ministry of Culture
Rights: Turkmenistan National Commission for UNESCO; UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b44-0156500005.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0156500005
Rights holder: Poladov K.