Monday, April 21, 2008

Another visit from Central Asia

We had our first visitor from Uzbekistan today. Merhabo! Welcome!

Barcha odamlar erkin, qadr-qimmat va huquqlarda teng bo'lib tug'iladilar. Ular aql va vijdon sohibidirlar va bir-birlari ila birodarlarcha muomala qilishlari zarur.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Uzbek is a Turkic language, written in Arabic script before 1924, then along with other Turkic languages switching to Latin script, forced under Stalin into Cyrillic, and finally in the process of returning to Latin letters.

Check out the geography post on Central Asia for some of the usual on Uzbekistan.

We'll start with 10:15 min of what appears to be traditional Uzbek music on cool old instruments:
Ozbekce Video - Uzbek Music (7)

Shahzoda va Shahriyor Birinchi sevgi Uzbek music
The lady's got cheekbones!

Abbos Uzbek national music
I loves me some percussion! This is just fun, and very high energy.


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