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Mussovar Playing the Ghizhak


Mussovar Minakov was a master wood craftsman and musician from Shujand village in the Rushan district of the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan. He was a steward of Pamiri musical heritage, deeply involved in the intergenerational transfer of traditional knowledge. A gifted performer, Mussovar was featured in Yo-Yo-Ma’s Silk Road Project. This sound clip and image are of Mussovar in his workshop.

Credit: Nicolas Villaume

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