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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: World Network 28297
Release Year: 1997
Note: traditional Sufi-songs from this great female singer from Uzbekistan, comes with booklet incl. extensive liner-notes in german, french and english
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €15.00

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Traditionelle Musik aus USBEKISTAN, die der SUFI-Musik nahesteht, gesungen von MUNADJAT YULCHIEVA. Melancholische & sehnsuchtsvolle Liebeslieder, Stcke die die schne Natur besingen, Religises, .. v.a. auf Klngen der Langhalslaute "Rubab", der "Gidjak" (Spiegeige), der "Doira" (Rahmentrommel), und der "Nay" (Querflte) basierend. Besonders beeindruckend aber die Stimme von YULCHIEVA, die wie ein eigenstndiges Instrument fr sich steht !

"This CD submerges the listener in the musical culture of Uzbekistan. The main attraction is the voice of the countrys most distinguished traditional singer, Munadjat Yulchieva, whose dark vibrant tones already exerted their particular fascination on "Sufi Soul". Meantime, the unique quality of Munadjats voice, her power of expression, and her natural charisma have charmed audiences in the most eminent international concert halls, where sometimes people are so touched as to shed tears, as was recently the case in London. These recordings were made by Network in spring 1997 at the radio and television studio in Tashkent, the capital of the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan. The famous rubab player and professor at the Tashkent conservatoire Shavkat Mirzaev complemented his ensemble with additional outstanding local soloist so as to be able to present all his countrys countless instruments and styles. The lutes, string instruments and zithers played on this recording demand great concentration and skill in order to achieve the incredible glissando and vibrato effects. They are joined by flutes and percussion. The slow hypnotic build-up in the pieces ends in a dramatic climax during which the tremendous mastery of the singer and the ensemble highlight whole new facets of the melody." [label description]