Yunus Rajabiy Berta Davydova Viktor Uspensky Mukarram Turhunboeva
01 / 04

Yunus Rajabiy

02 / 04

Berta Davydova

03 / 04

Viktor Uspensky

04 / 04

Mukarram Turhunboeva

Audio Materials

Qarsak (literally, "handclap") is widespread and popular song genre, song cycle and folk dance, which represents musical and dance traditions of Samarkand. It is song-dance cycle, which is performed by a mixed group or by women (in most of the cases) in accompaniment of doira and handclaps, which form certain usuls (rhythm formulae). In qarsak folk poetry examples of different themes are used (quatrains). They are of couplet form, and melos is recitative-songful with small range and with uniform rhythm.

Bakhshi is a narrator of folk epic (doston), who combines in himself the art of word (story-telling), music, singing and acting skills. He is the person, who, through his art, transmits and presents dostons, the greatests works of the people. He is master and improvisator of words and stories, skillful musician (skillfully plays on certain musical instrument) and singer (possesses the skills of traditional singing), who can accompany his performance with mimicry and plastique. Bakhshi should be familiar with the way of life of the own nation, its culture and history.

Khalfa are women-performers of folk songs and instrumental music, poetesses in Khoresm Oasis, who embody traditions of oral folk art. In terms of their activity type khalfas are divided into several types.

Photo Materials

Spell check
This website uses the spell check system (Ctrl+Enter)