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Polyphony In Georgia & The North Caucasus

Introduction: Part singing occurs through most of Georgia and the North Caucasus. In general, the upper voices are sung by soloists while the rest accompany on bass in the limited range of baritone-tenor. More often than not, songs usually start … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: final thoughts

The subsequent posts on Azeri music provided detailed description and examples of the three streams of Azeri music –  the mugham system linked to Iranian urban influences, the ashiq art connected to Turkic bards, and the rural folk music.  I … Continue reading

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