Music in the Afghan North 1967-1972: Turkmens

Afghanistan is the home to several cultures. Music ethnologist Mark Slobin did field work in the country in 1967-1972, studying the music of the Turkmens, who lived not only in Afghanistan, but also in Iran and Turkmenistan. Listen to a piece played on a Turkmen flute, and two on the dutar. You can also watch a short video showing musicians playing Turkmen instruments.

courtesy of Knovation