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Turkestan chinois. Le Muqam des Dolan. Musique des Ouïgours du désert de Taklamakan. (Chinese Turkestan. The Muqam of the Dolan. Music of the Uyghurs of Taklamakan Desert): CD recording review
2011 (English)In: Asian Music, ISSN 0044-9202, E-ISSN 1553-5630, Vol. 42, no 2, 140-143 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Turkestan chinois. Le Muqam des Dolan. Musique des Ouïgours du désert de Taklamakan. (Chinese Turkestan. The Muqam of the Dolan. Music of the Uyghurs of Taklamakan Desert). Pierre Bois. Trans. Frank Kane and Mukaddas Mijit. Paris: INEDIT/Maison des Cultures du Monde, 2006. CD-ROM with liner notes in French and English.

Dolan muqam music from Xinjiang, China, has gained some renown in recent years because it is one of the few suite-like musical forms that has not had to be revived from the moribund condition of other Uyghur muqam traditions. The performers are generally not educated, modernized, urban professionals, but have come in a steady stream from the same social and religious contexts as earlier performers. They are representative of traditional Central Asian performers because they are generally local community members who have spent their lives performing at large dance celebrations. Their heterophonic style of singing is a remarkable contrast to the mostly mono-melodic forms of other Uyghur music, both muqam and folk.

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Ithaca: University of Texas Press , 2011. Vol. 42, no 2, 140-143 p.
Keyword [en]
Musical performances, Religion, Music, Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201631DiVA: diva2:628672
Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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