From Bukhara With Love

The music of central Asia by way of Queen

By Jonathan Mitchell|September 1, 2005 11:08 PM

Bukharan musicians

For more than 2,000 years, the Jews of Central Asia [1] existed independent of other communities, and developed their own traditions. Their music draws on literary sources from Persian poetry to the Zohar.

Evan Rapport, a graduate student at the City University of New York, introduces music by Roshel Rubinov, Moghulcha-i Dugoh, Menakhem Malakov, and the husband-and-wife team of Ilyas Malayev and Muhabbat Shamayeva, from the ensemble Maqam.



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