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Music of Central Asia Vol. 9: In the Footsteps of Babur: Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals  CD & DVD

Music of Central Asia Vol. 9: In the Footsteps of Babur: Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals CD & DVD

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"In the month of Ramadan of the year 899 [June 1494] and in the twelfth year of my age, I became ruler in the country of Ferghana." Thus begins the remarkable autobiography of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, whose journey of conquest through Afghanistan and Hindustanthe northern part of the Indian Subcontinentlaid the foundation of the Mughal Empire. In a modern day encore of the Mughal artistic synthesis, six cosmopolitan-minded musicians from Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern India, were brought together by the Aga Khan Music Initiative with the aim of merging their musical instruments and traditions to create new sounds. 10 Tracks, 65 Minutes, 41-page Booklet.
The Music of Central Asia Series is a co-production of the Aga Khan Music Initiative and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. The aim of the series is to present leading exponents of Central Asia's rich and diverse musical heritage to listeners outside the region.

Tracks:
1. Solo on the santur: Raga Vachaspati - 8:23
2. Raga Kirwani - 20:17
3. Dhun: Misra Kirwani - 6:57
4. Zuhal's Song - 3:19
5. Alap on the Afghan rubab:Raga Bhupali - 5:56
6. Jammu and Kashmir - 5:25
7. Bilak Uzuk (Bracelet) - 3:17
8. Ruboyat-i Vanj (Rubayat of Vanj) - 3:54
9. Sayr-i Badakhshan (A Stroll in Badakhshan) - 5:10


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