Wow, 2006 has been a busy year for you- I’m very excited to hear what treasures you’ve got in your bag! Downloading now.
Thanks for everything you do- your talents for channeling such a diverse world of sounds into our ears is everlastingly appreciated-!
This project is blowing my mind apart. You and your talents and ever-loving huge heart. This is so great to finally see what you’ve been experiencing and how much work you’re doing there. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.
Take good care of yourself out there and we look forward to your next “transmission”– happy end-of-the-year, too and continued success and good health.
Great work, Son! We’ll share it with all the family and friends at our annual get together. You’ll be missed very much…but you’ll be there in spirit, too. Merry Christmas and God bless you and bestow all His great love and keep you throught the new year and always. All our love,
Mom, Dad and Erika (and Rocky, too).
hmm – is anyone else having problems downloading and unzipping ? i admit, my upload to the server from here was very slow and may have corrupted the file in the process, i can’t tell.
If you have problems, I just added links to a mirror of the same file on a different server that seemed to upload quite a bit more smoothly. just look in the original post above and let me know if it works!
yeah – that’s Abdurehiim Heyit – the most smokin dutar player around! – (thats the long-necked 2 string Uyghur lute, for those that don’t know). Amazingly, he lives in the same compound that I do here in Urumqi, just a building and a half down. I see him all the time. There’s a newer CD he just released that I’ve heard playing about. I need to pick that up and include some in the next round.
I did post a video track off the VCD that the track above is from on YouTube – you can see him doing his thing there. He really does slay. link below: Abdurehim Heyit
Yay! Communications from the remote broadcast site! We had thought you’d been taken by unfriendly forces and dropped into a stinking pit of yak’s piss (fermented).
Glad to hear from you Mr. Fausto!!
I am unzipping as we speak (the file, not the pants) and am preparing for a journey into the Uyghur Pop Planet!
Alley, Fin, Ash, and I are well. We hope to hear more from you soon.
And, a regular comp would be a great idea!!
dear Ms. embarrassed and distressed -
- hmmm- so let me get this straight, your download goes fine, and you decompress without any errors, but you can’t find the files?
try searching your harddrive for the folder called:
if that doesn’t work, did you try using the alternate link posted above? (look at the #7 comment, or in the orignal post)
From your desert to mine, Music Furthest from the Sea, streams out of the kitchen onto the patio sifting through cacti, cycads and palms. Accompanies bright clementines from these trees, steaming spiced nut moloko and bowls of ginger cardamom morning rice. Yurrekke Tolghan Dert transforms my dust and sands into your ice crystals and street vendors.
Thank you for this beautiful collection. [I see our pixie friend swirling and flowing to this soundtrack, don't you?] You are kind to share the sights and sounds of your world with us. Many thanks, Fausto.
hey all – the earthquake in Taiwan has chopped up many of the underwater internet cables that link mainland China to much of the world it seems – so as it is, I can’t use email or much internet right now – even way the heck out here in Xinjiang! I just can’t access my US based mail server with more than a 6 bytes an hour connection. If this comment submission works, I’ll be lucky. I think late night is more likely to work, as there’s less traffic.
just sayin…if you haven’t heard back from me in the last 2 days, that’s the reason.
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Sorry if that ws confusing. You don’t have to go to the computersolutions website (unless you’re interested in their services of course), I was just giving ‘thankyou’ credit.
You should use the link I’ve added up in the post. The one that says “If you’re in China….” etc.
unfortunately, I don’t have lyrics. Tracks were extracted from VCD music videos and they generally have little or next to no information included in the disc packaging except, artist, track name and production credits… BUT if anyone out there has or can translate any of these songs, i’ll post here.
fantastic Music … doesn’t sound so far away from the sea … Let thousand Camels blossom as someone said before … or was ist about music … flowers … pachanga … we’ll never know … but one thing for sure … the world ain’t that big … but then again not that small either… keep on trucking… I mean where is VOl. 2 …????
You’ve a great eye for seeing the real life of the locals(the Uyghurs). Your pictures and the video are the great examples of the Uyghur people in this”Modern” China. It is too sad that the Uyghurs are living in a very situation.
I really appreciated you shooting the real life situation of the Uyghur people. Thank you. Any plans of playing the vidoes in a local media in the US?
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jd, thanks for the comment!
agreed on giving credit, but as far as tracks 1,10 & 13 and artist tags…they came off of compilation discs that I found here where more often than not, you get a bunch of uncredited performers on every other track. the discs often come packaged under the more ‘marketable’ artist it seems….and no where on the disc itself can you find credit or reference aside from a title for some of the tracks. so apologies for that.
thank you so much for the music!
yes i would definately like to hear more!
about 2 years ago i bought a chinese vcd with Uighur dancing on and fell in love with the music and dance.
i now teach a style of uighur dancing to my bellydance class. i really wish i could visit and buy the real deal and see the dancers in person.
good luck and take care
Thanks for the music. But I am unfortunetely uninterested in such kind of Uyghur music. I like Uyghur saz (instrumental music) played with such musical instruments as ravap, dutar or tambur. I would be thankful if you told me where on the internet could I download such music. Perhaps the reason I started liking such music is that about two month ago I began to play on tambur. It would be helpful for me to hear more of it. Thanks anyway. I liked the instrumental piece played on surney, uch pede on ravap, and of course the song played on dutar.
Every once in a while I stumble across something special (and free) in the web like this site.
Thanks for the great compilation.
Nice cover art too!!! I have to get one of those sunglases!
Are you still in Urumqi? How about a new post?
I am Uyghur and I really appreciate the nice collection you put together–they are very Uyghur!!!
I added a link to your site on my web page. http://wiu.edu/users/mua/
Hope you don’t mind, let me know if you do.
Also I want to take this chance to invite everybody here to go to my web page and enjoy the video pieces I gathered from Youtube.
Hey! I’m British, living in Yunnan. I saw some Uyghur music on TV a while back and really loved it, and have been looking for more since, without much luck, then I came across your site right at the top of a google search I did. Thank you so much for uploading this!
Thank you very much for your CD, very nice emotions…
By the way, could you help me finding out the titles, I’ve been searching since very longtime for, of the uyghurian songs Track 03 and Track 04 of my blog: http://www.myspace.com/sanizian
Thanks a lot!
You can download them if you’d like as well.
Thank you for your answer Fausto, if anyone who listened to this myspace could personally send me some tracks in the same style as the present songs (Dilnaz – Ten Seher & Zhan Ana) it would be very respectful So that the rest of France gets to know the jewels of uyghurian music. Thank you.
Thanks so much for the music. I love world music, and it’s a great addition to my collection. It’s not often that you get good Uighur music in the west! I’m in agreement that you need to make a Volume 2 soon…