Central Asian music - post your favourites!

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faevil100
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Central Asian music - post your favourites!

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Hello! I am still in the midst of planning a trip around central Asia (the current situation has obviously pushed everything back indefinitely), but I wondered if anyone here could help with a slightly less usual question - does anyone know much about the music scenes of central Asia? I typically like to have a playlist of local music wherever I go. I am more than happy for it to be pop, folk or whatever else. I can find bits online through Googling of course, but this doesn't necessarily bring up the best - so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. Thanks in advance!
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Central Asian music is very nice
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Probably better to aske here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskCentralAsia
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Hi,
I know this thread is quite old but I want to put my two cents in - when I was in Dushanbe in the summer of 2017, I had the great fortune to be able to stop by the Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments. I was the sole tourist there at the time and there were a couple men hanging out there who apparently used to be the members of a Tajik musical band called "the SAMO group", who gave a small performance for me. It was really nice. Anyway, I managed to get my hands on one of their CDs and I've uploaded all the mp3 files onto my Google Drive, so if anyone is interested I can try to figure it out and share it. In the meanwhile, here is a video of one of their performances:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p15vkxQ ... L&index=34
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Florian Coppenrath researches rap music in Central Asia and he has put together a Spotify playlist:

The Sounds of Spotify has a collection of Central Asian folk songs:
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