Music of Tajikistan
Tajik music is closely related to other Central Asian forms of music. The classical music is shashmaqam, which Uzbeks also developed classical music of Tajiks and made their distinctive own. Souther...
Music of Badakhshan
Badakhshan is a region of Tajikistan and Afghanistan with a unique musical heritage, especially that of the remote Pamiri Ismailis. Badakhshan's unique folk scene is said to be characteristed by the ...
Nasrat Sharqi
Nasrat Sharqi (Persian: نصرت شرقي‎) is a Demographics of Afghanistan singer from Afghanistan.
Nasrat Sharqi was one of the most influential Afghan artists in America throughout the 1980s and...
Rahim Jahani
Rahim Jahani (Persian: رحيم جهانی) was a veteran singer of Afghanistan's pre-revolutionary music [era]. Rahim once resided in the Silo district of Kabul. He was twice married, latterly to the singer ...
Sato (instrument)
The sato is a bowed tanbur, or long-necked lute, played by performers of Central Asian classical and folk music, mainly in Uzbekistan. Famous uzbek musician Turgun Alimatov is solely responisible for ...
Dili tuiduk
The dili tuiduk, дилли туйдук ( also dilli düdük, dilli tuyduk , dili tüidük, dilli tüidük ) is a Turkmen woodwind instrument. It is a clarinet-like, single-reed instrument used mainly in Turkmen fo...
Ghaychak
Ghaychak or Ghijak is the name of several bowed instruments of Asia.
A double-chambered bowl lute with 4 or more metal strings and a short fretless neck. It is used by Iranians and Baloch people, ...
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Ziyodullo Shahidi
Ziyodullo Shahidiev (May 4, 1914 - February 25, 1985) (Tajik: Зиёдулло Шаҳидӣ/Persian: زیادالله شهیدی‎) was a Tajik musician and father of Persian Symphonic Music in Tajikistan.After The Sec...
Jawad Ghaziyar
Jawad Ghaziyar (Persian: جواد غازيار‎) is a popular Afghan singer. He is one of the 80s era singers who’ve taken refuge in United States after the fall of government of Afghanistan in 1992. Jaw...
Tambourine
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils". Classically the term tambourine denot...
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Karnay
The karnay is a long trumpet with a mouthpiece. It is used in the music of Iran, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, where it is considered a national instrument.
The kernei is a Kyrgyz wind musical instr...
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Beltoon
Momin Khan Beltoon is an Afghan singer from Kabul Province, Afghanistan. Beltoon was born in Chakari village of Khaki Jabbar District, Kabul. However, he spent most of his life in Logar Province of Af...
Naqara
A naqara (Arabic: نقارة‎) was an especially large drum that was used by the Mongol in battle. The drum itself was so large it was necessary to have it carried in to battle by a beast of burd...
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Pamiri rubab
The Pamiri rubab (Tajik: рубоб) is a fretless six-strung lute, carved from a single piece of wood with a skin head. It is played in the Badakhshan region of Tajikistan, as part of the Pamiri musi...
Ney
The ney (Persian: نی / نای‎), is an end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music. In some of these musical traditions, it is the only wind instrument used. The ney has been p...
Ney - Wikipedia
Setor
The setor (Tajik: сетор) is a stringed musical instrument played in the eastern regions of Tajikistan, within the Pamiri culture. It is a much larger instrument than the Iranian setar, and more close...
Saifo
Saifo (Hajji Saifo, 1942?–1998) (Persian: حاجی سيفو‎) was an Afghan folkloric singer. He is remembered for his controversial and provocative lyrics, much of it he improvised as he sang. He belie...
Dutar
The dutar (Persian: دوتار‎, Tajik: дутор, Uyghur: دۇتتار‎, ULY: Duttar, Uzbek: dutor) (also dotar or doutar) is a traditional long-necked two-stringed lute found in Iran and Central As...
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Tanbur
The term Tanbur, Tanbūr, Tanbura, Tambur, Tambura or Tanboor ) can refer to various long-necked, string instrument originating in Mesopotamia, Southern or Central Asia. According to the New Grove Dict...
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Zurna
The zurna (also called surnay, birbynė, lettish horn, surla, sornai, dili tuiduk, zournas, or zurma), is a multinational outdoor wind instrument, usually accompanied by a davul (bass drum) in Anatoli...
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Setar
Setar (Persian: سه‌تار‎, from seh, meaning "three" and tār, meaning "string") is a Persian musical instrument used across Greater Iran and Central asia. It is a member of the lute family, which ...
Setar - Wikipedia
Wahed Wafa
Wahed Wafa (Persian: واحد وفا) (also spelled as Wahid Wafa) (born October 2, 1952) is a Tajik singer from Afghanistan. He is one of the veteran singers of 70s era singers that are now continuing their...
Dayereh
A dayereh (or doyra, dojra, dajre, doira, dajreja) is a medium-sized frame drum with jingles, used to accompany both popular and classical music in Iran (Persia), the Balkans, and many Central Asian c...
Dayereh - Wikipedia
Same Rafi
Sami Rafi is an Afghan singer, composer, poet and painter of Tajik ethnicity from Afghanistan. He completed his studies in arts in India and lives currently in Germany. Sami Rafi was born in Kabul int...
Rubab (instrument)
Rubab Hussain, robab Hussain or rabab Hussain (Pashto: رباب, Urdu and Persian: رُباب‎ rubāb, Tajik and Uzbek рубоб) is a lute-like musical instrument originating from central Afghanistan. It der...
Rubab (instrument) - Wikipedia