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25 June 2010: Songs from the ‘Stans

Seven nations have names that end in “-stan” — We explore music from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. And perhaps a few tunes thrown in from some of the less formal ‘Stans, which include Hırvatistan, Habeşistan, and Gürcüstan. Extra credit if you can locate those on a map. And thanks to Dylan for this theme suggestion!Central Asia - The 'Stans

Hour 1
Dhol Foundation  –  Colours of Punjab (theme)  –  Big Drum Small World
Nasiba (Uzbekistan)  –  Az Dastad  –  Samarkand
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Pakistan)  –  Charkha  –  Charkha, The Album
Raushan Orazbaeva (Kazakhstan)  –  Ykhlas  –  Akku
Ustad Mohammad Omar (Afghanistan)  –  Tabla Solo  –  Virtuoso from Afghanistan
Ulytau (Kazakhstan)  –  Terishakpai  –  Jumyr-Kylysh / Two Warriors
Shafqat Ali Khan (Pakistan)  –  Dust to Dust  –  Shafqat Ali Khan
Sevara Nazarkhan (Uzbekistan)  –  Yol Bolsin (Where Are You Going?)  –  Yol Bolsin
Dordi Torik & Rahman Qilich Yomudi (Turkmenistan)  –  Lament  –  Silk Road, A musical caravan
Oleg Fesov (Tajikistan)  –  Marav  –  Lalaiki Pamir
Tengir-Too (Kyrgyzstan)  –  Gul / Flower   –  Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan
Zulya (Tatarstan)  –  Saginou / Yearning  –  Music from the Tea Lands
Adine Asimov & His Son (Tajikistan)  –  Ghazal By Lâhuti  –  Tadjikistan – Songs Of The Bards

Hour 2
Karen Gafurdjanov (Uzbekistan)  –  Yor Uzga  –  Gypsy Groove
Debashish Bhattacharya (Hindustan, aka India)  –  Raga Pahadi Jhinjhoti, Drut Gat in Tintal  –  Hindustani Slide Guitar
Ramin Rahimi & friends (Parsqastan, aka Iran)  –  Butterfly  –  The Pulse of Persia
Yulduz Uzmanova (Uzbekistan)  –  Mard Yigit  –  The Best of Yulduz
Yellow Sisters  –  Kiumbe  –  Tubab Woman
Sally Nyolo  –  Original  –  Beti
Euforquestra  –  Backbone  –  Soup
the Shin  –  The Epic Waltz of Mr. QQ  –  Manytimer
Donso  –  Kono  –  Donso
Lobi Traore  –  Tchana Diani  –  Electric & Acoustic Mali
Jienat  –  Sissel  –  Mira
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force  –  Victim of Life  –  Shoki Shoki