Central Asia has been a land of singing and dancing since ancient times. The nomadic tribes on the prairie and the settlers in the oasis have created unique cultural traits in Central Asia. After the opening of the Silk Road, as trade caravans moved from one place to another, Central Asia became a place where East and West civilizations were intertwined and multiplied. Today, the geographical position of Uzbekistan is one of the core areas in the history of ancient civilizations in Central Asia. In the fertile upper reaches between the amu and syr rivers, there are historical cities such as Bukhara and Samarkand.

Folk music includes a variety of instrumental music, folk songs, epics, religious music and so on. The various instruments of Central Asia show a very diverse trend from ancient historical sites, murals and scrolls. Today’s main instruments are tutal, tutal, suona, aiczech, tambul, dongbula, rewapu, karon, etc. Persian poetry and Turkish folk epics provide rich material for folk music. On the other hand, the classical philosophers in Central Asian history, Farabi and Ibn Sina, are the most outstanding music scholars and founders of music theory in the Islamic world. Muqam music has two extensions. One is the model music theory of the Islamic world. After the establishment of Muhammad’s theory, from Kashgar in the east to Andalusia in the west and west, to the vast Islamic region, although their musical styles are different, the basic theories are completely different and come from the same origin. Second, the muqam music package. This is also the musical form that covers the entire Islamic world, but the Central Asia’s muqam suite is the largest and most diverse. Uzbek muqam rime and tajik and uygur muqam have similar structures and similar rhythms, which is a precious ancient music heritage in Central Asia.The record was acquired by ARC Music from a Uzbek small record company. Uzbek blind musician Ochilbek Matchonov is the main performer and singer. The young musician, born in 1979, graduated from the Uzbek School for the Blind and won national awards. In this album, he shows extraordinary musical skills and the outstanding charm of Uzbek music tradition.

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