Digital Collection Launch: Bardic Tradition of Turkmenistan and Iran

Please join us!

Mohammad Geldi Geldi Nejad, known as “Oghlan Bakhshi,” a master of the dutar, a two-stringed lute, and an epic bard, will introduce a digital project based on a decade of study in Turkmenistan and fieldwork among Northern Khorasan bards during the summer of 2022 in Iran. He will also perform some Turkmen songs and instrumental pieces with a special guest performer, Zyyada Jumayeva.

April 12, 2024 — 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Smith Reading Room, Olin Library
Light reception to follow

Sponsored by the World Music Archives & Music Library and Apple Pickers Foundation.

Mylly Täçmyradow (1885–1960), one of the dutar masters represented in the digital collection