Sunday, August 13, 2006

Dance Video Clip from Ghund

Aug. 13th, 2006 | 02:57 pm

Our TDI team traveled to the district of Ghund directly east of Khorog along what is known as the "Pamir Highway" to visit the home of the well respected and loved Mado musician and teacher, SultanNazar. Mado is a genre of devotional music unique to Badakshan. The mystical poetry of Nasser Khosrou, Hafiz, Rumi, local Badakshani poets and others comprise the lyrics of Mado song. The mastery of music and song executed by SultanNazar was phenomenal but it was the passion and love expressed that really touched all of us. Such a high level of music created a very intentional space allowing the dance performances that followed to be were presented in their highest form. Most exceptional was the Dance of the Horse, Raks-e Asb, perfomed by Oyatsho Shohidaryoev: male, age: 30 and Qimatgul Masumova: female, age: 16.

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