Monthly Archives: April 2006

Tengir-Too, Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan

Tengir-Too, Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan

This is the first CD-DVD in the carefully presented Music of Central Asia series backed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Tengir-Too is a versatile ensemble led by multi-instrumentalist composer Nurlanbek Nyshanov. Conservatory-trained during the Soviet era, Nyshanov now dedicates himself to this remote mountain country’s traditional sounds and songs, creating arrangements for the local versions of Jew’s harps, ocarinas, flutes, fiddles and the ubiquitous three-string lute called the komuz.

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