Traditional Uzbek Music

Traditional Uzbek music has ancient sources. Folklore Uzbek music which came from the people is divided into many genres.

Among them are lullabies and children’s songs as well as ritual, work, daily life songs, songs-dialogues, dancing and lyric fados.

Uzbekistan musical instruments
Uzbekistan musical instruments
Uzbekistan musical instruments

Classical Uzbek music is makom – a special musical genre, which is characterized by drawling touching performance. Many lines of the poets of the East (Jami, Navoi, Fuzuly, Hafiz, Uvaisi, Nadira, Mukimi Ogahi, etc.) were put to this music. The UNESCO has included “shashmakom”, traditional Uzbek and Tajik music in the List of masterpieces of oral, intangible cultural heritage of the mankind.

The diversity of folk instruments also confirms the wealth of Uzbek musical tradition: bowed - gidjak, kobuz, setor and sato; fretted - dombra, dutar tanbur, ud and rubab; stringed hammered string - chang; wind-reed - sibizik, bulaman, surnay and koshnay; wind flute - nai and gadjir; brass - karnay; drums - doira, nagora,, chindaul, safail, koshuk etc.