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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monâjât Yultchieva - Fribourg 2006 - now on dime

And here's the second of today's world music/ethno uploads on dime:

Traditional music from Uzbekhistan, songs influenced by the Sufi tradition, songs based on poems, songs about love - love of God, even though the songs are about passion and desire. Songs usually sang by men, not by women... a mix of traditional and "modern art" - very strong music!


Monâjât Yultchieva (Ouzbekistan)
Fribourg (CH), Festival Internationales de Musiques Sacrées
July 13, 2006

Monâjât Yultchieva - voice
Shavqât Mirzaev - rebâb
Shurat Razzakov - lutes, dotar, tanbur
Hodhjimurad Safarov - doïra

1. FM intro (1:01)
2. unknown (3:07)
3. FM talk/Interview 1 (6:49)
4. unknown (8:30)
5. FM talk (3:02) [#6 begins at end]
6. unknown (3:15)
7. unknown (6:33)
8. FM talk/Interview 2 (2:00)
9. unknown (5:09)
10. unknown (6:37)
11. Interview 3 (3:45)
12. unknown (8:47)
13. FM outro (0:21)

TT: 59:05

Sound: A
Source: DRS2 "Musik der Welt" / 2007-02-09
Lineage: FM > minidisc > analogue to HD > GoldWave > FLAC (8,asb,verify)
Taped, transferred & seeded by ubu


I used the French way of writing the names, as it can be found on the website of the FIMS (
The German way to write this singer's name is "Munadjat Yulchieva".

The interview is in russian (Yultchieva) & french (translator), the radio announcer sums it up and comments in german.

Notes on instruments (source:

Le Dutar est un luth à long manche fabriqué en bois de mûrier avec deux cordes pincées.
Le Tambur est un luth à long manche avec trois cordes en métal, la mélodie est donnée par un plectre en métal sur la corde haute.
Le Rubab est un luth à long manche avec un corps arrondi et un plateau en parchemin. Il posséde cinq cordes (dont deux doubles cordes en métal) frappées avec un plectre.

ubu-note: doïra is a frame drum

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