Women musicians of Uzbekistan

Merchant, Tanya, author

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  • Creator Tanya Merchant
  • Format Books
  • Publication Urbana, [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, 2015. ©2015
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (225 pages)
  • ISBNs 9780252081064, 0252081064
  • OCLC ocn913562707


  • Influences by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, this work ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic and political arenas. Drawing on fieldwork and music study carried out between 2001 and 2014, the text challenges the Western idea of Central Asian women as sequestered and oppressed. Instead, the work notes the ways Uzbekistan's women stand at the forefront of four prominent genres: maqom, folk music, Western art music, and popular music.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Beyond the canon : feminizing the national project through traditional music -- Ancient treasures, modernized : women's dutar ensembles and arranged folk music -- Like Tereshkova in the cosmos : women at the forefront of Western art music -- "Greetings to the Uzbek people!" : popular music in public and private settings -- Marrying past, present, and future : the essential work of wedding music -- Women's musical communities performing the nation
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