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COLORS MUSIC / INNER ASIAN POP #05

Music

Music as an expression of the world’s different cultures: the fifth CD of the series Colors Music Inner Asian Pop  presents the best in pop music from Central Asian new republics of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan.

After just a decade from their independence of the Soviet Union (USSR), the record industry of all this new dubious democracies is inexistent, with only a pirate market populated by western popular music and “Estrada”, their incarnation of pop music developing a mix of western and autochthonous traditional compositions, that mainly fall under the spell of the western repetitive pop formula.

In this context traditional music is struggling to survive, sometimes only through foreign funding for concert tours abroad, or through NGO organizations, that try to preserve it in its most traditional incarnation. But unfortunately Central Asian music remains still unknown for the western public.

This compilation features for the first time in the west, the most interesting and innovative musicians that still keeping a good knowledge of traditions maintain them alive through a right mix of contemporary influences and traditional modes.

Some of the artists featured are well known in their countries other are less, some are self produced, others are produced in the west, but the selection certainly represents the best in Central Asian pop productions.

In this context traditional music is struggling to survive, sometimes only through foreign funding for concert tours abroad, or through NGO organizations, that try to preserve it in its most traditional incarnation. But unfortunately Central Asian music remains still unknown for the western public.