Cultural Percussionist

World Music with Mihrigul Hesen

The Islamic ‘Uighurs’ from China’s far northwest Xinjian region are renowned for their music and dance traditions. Best known among these are the On ikki muqam; twelve classical song-and-dance suites. Instruments used include fiddles, plucked lutes (dutar, tanbur), dulcimer and the ass-hide drum (dap). Melodies are highly ornamented and generally built on a seven-note scale.

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