Tengir-Too Mountain Music from Kyrgyzstan
The music of Kyrgyzstan is in many ways influenced by the geography of the region. The music has traditionally been directly linked to a nomadic way of life.

Tengir-Too is a new ensemble that plays old music. The group takes its name from the mountain range that towers over the high alpine passes linking Kyrg-yzstan and China and that is better known by its Chinese name, Tien Shan: "Celestial Mountains." Founded and directed by Nurlanbek Nyshanov, a gifted composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, Tengir-Too provides a living laboratory for Nyshanov's efforts to find a voice for Kyrgyz music in the contemporary cultural marketplace. Kyrgyz music is rooted in the sensibility of nomads who inhabit a spectacular landscape of mountains, lakes, and pristine grasslands where the elemental energies of wind, water, and echo, the ubiquity of birds and animals, and the legendary feats of heroes have inspired a remarkable art and technology of sound-making.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 00:22:41 | 1.69 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Kyrgyz
Subtitles: English hardcoded
Genre: Documentary

DVD contains:
-- Music of Central Asia & The Aga Khan Music Initiative (05:14)
-- Tengir-Too: Mountain Music Of Kyrgyzstan (22:41)
-- Interactive Instrument Glossary
-- Map of Central Asia

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