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Alexander Street Press logoAlexander Street Press' Smithsonian Global Sound® for LibrariesInvisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajicks and Uzbeks

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“Tarona 1” by Academy of Maqam from the album Music of Central Asia Vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks (SFW40521)   

Our featured download from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is “Tarona 1,” performed by Academy of Maqam.

Amid the mosques and minarets of Samarkand and Bukhara, generations of vocalists set the mystical, Sufi-inspired verse of Hafiz and other classical poets to lyrical melodies, creating a spiritual art music of great refinement and sublime beauty called Shashmaqâm, confirming its important place among the great art music traditions of Eurasia.

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