Badakhshan to the Bone!

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Aqnazar Alovatov of the Badakhshan Ensemble

Come and explore music you’ve never even dreamed of. Badakhshan beckons only the most intrepid of sonic mountaineers!

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Gettin’ Tajiki Wit It

Ready for this week’s trip to the great unknown?  This will get you MODERATELY PUMPED UP!!:

That’s right, they had keytars in Tajikistan waaay back in the 80s.  (Also, wireless electricity in the desert)  But more importantly, Tajiks share ancestry and musical history with the people of Iran, so we can safely assume that they have been jamming on guitar-fathers (i.e. the tar and dutar) for centuries..

Hear here: Global Mix

Hear here: Tajikistan