Tanbour and Dutar
Gulzoda Khudoynazarova, who received an enthusiastic welcome from Pierre Boulez Saal audiences with her concert in February 2022, is among the leading performers of classical Uzbek shashmaqam. The genre originated in the city of Bukhara (also the singer’s birthplace), a trading center situated on the ancient Silk Road and, together with Samarkand, one of the most culturally and historically significant places in Central Asia. Shashmaqam developed from a combination of Uzbek, Tajik, and Jewish musical influences and in its different variants occupies a central role in the region’s cultural life to this day. For this performance, Khudoynazarova is once again joined by her longtime collaborators, instrumentalists Bekzod Safarov and Farruh Vohidov.