The Music of Central Asia (Hardcover)

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By Theodore Levin (Editor), Saida Daukeyeva (Editor), Elmira Köchümkulova (Editor)
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This beautiful and informative book offers a detailed introduction to the musical heritage of Central Asia for readers and listeners worldwide. Music of Central Asia balances insider and outsider perspectives with contributions by 27 authors from 14 countries. A companion website ( provides access to some 189 audio and video examples, listening guides and study questions, and transliterations and translations of the performed texts. This generously illustrated book is supplemented with boxes and sidebars, musician profiles, and an illustrated glossary of musical instruments, making it an indispensable resource for both general readers and specialists. In addition, the enhanced ebook edition, which is so comprehensive it had to be split into two ebooks, contains 180 audio and video examples of Central Asian music and culture. A follow-along feature highlights the song lyrics in the text, as the audio samples play.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780253017512
ISBN-10: 0253017513
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: December 5th, 2016
Pages: 704
Language: English