Traditional / folk music of Tajikistan


Tajikistan is part of Central Asia and its folk music and culture is under the influence of Central Asia music and culture. This traditional music has a deep root in the history and exists through hundred of years. Tajikistan was part of great culture of Islam during its golden cultural age. The official language is Tajiki which is branch of Persian language. So rich poetry of Persian has a great role in the folk music of Tajikistan. Many folk songs has ancient Persian lyrics from Rumi or other great poets of Persian language. So Sufi music has a great root in folk music of Tajikistan. 

Until 1920s, Tajikistan was a federal part of Uzbekistan and also was part of Soviet Union. In 1929 Tajikistan got separated from Uzbekistan but still was part of Soviet Union. So the folk music, instruments and culture is very close to folk music in Uzbekistan. 

Shashmaqam 

Shashmaqam means six Maqams (mode). This folk music is typical and classical in Central Asia. It is very close to other maqam music style in Middle East countries like Iran, with the similarity in names, styles and musical theory. In Tajikistan it is also called as "Quran of Tajik People". Until 1980s, Tajik and Uzbek people was trying to have their own type of Shashmaqa, but later try to mix again and learn the other type of Shashmaqam from each other. Most of songs in shashmaqam are from Sufi poetry and they are in Persian. But in Uzbekistan as they have different language they sing different stuffs but they share the same type of music instruments. 

Other than Shashmaqam, folk music of Tajikistan divided in different styles. 

Falak, is a type of folk music in mountains in south of Tajikistan. This music is played in wedding, celebration and different events. 

Holiday music is a kind of folk music for holidays in springtime which is also new year in Tajikistan. This music is played with dutar and doira

Folk music in central part of Tajikistan is known as kuhestani. 

In Badakhshan, in the south near Afghanistan which has closer style to north afghan music. They are famous for their spiritual poetry called madah

Some of the instruments which are used in Tajikistan folk music are dutor, rhubab, tanbur,surnai, chang, tablak, doira , kairok. They are common in different parts and in different events. 

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Traditional / folk songs for Tajikistan


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Davlatmand Kholov
Song:  Tcharkh-o-falak
By:  Davlatmand Kholov
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music, southern folk genre of Tajik music, Falak, Shashmaqam, dutar, sufi poetry, Rumi
Shoista Mullojonova
Song:  Lolalar
By:  Shoista Mullojonova
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music

Shoista Mullojonova
Song:  Dustonro Gum Makun
By:  Shoista Mullojonova
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music, traditional music of Tajikistan, shashmaqam
Shoista Mullojonova
Song:  Ba Dilbar
By:  Shoista Mullojonova
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music, traditional music of Tajikistan, shashmaqam

Abdullah Nazriev
Song:  Gazal Qissa
By:  Abdullah Nazriev
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music, traditional music of Tajikistan, dutar
Odina Hashim
Song:  Falak
By:  Odina Hashim
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music, traditional music of Tajikistan, falak

Odina Hashim
Song:  Baz Mond
By:  Odina Hashim
folk music of Tajikistan, Tajik folk music, traditional music of Tajikistan, tar
Abdullah Nazriev
Song:  Charzarb
By:  Abdullah Nazriev
folk music of Tajikistan, traditional music of Tajikistan, kuhestani, satar, dambra, tar

Qorban Qorbanov
Song:  Falak-i Dashti
By:  Qorban Qorbanov
Tajik folk music, folk music of Tajikistan, traditional music of Tajikistan, southern folk genre of Tajik music, Falak, dutar, dotar
Davlatmand Kholov
Song:  Devonah Shaw
By:  Davlatmand Kholov
Tajik folk music, traditional music of Tajikistan, folk music of Tajikistan, southern folk genre of Tajik music, Falak, Shashmaqam, dutar, sufi poetry, Rumi


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