SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 9: Lazgi / Khorezmian Folksong & Dance

A famous folksong and dance from the Khorezm region, in the typical 6/8 meter, given by the surnay with doira accompaniment.

 Based on a gradually increasing tempo, from slow to fast, coupled to accelerating rhythms and whirling movements, the dance incorporates elements of old warrior dances of the Saks and Massagets, ancient Turkic-speaking tribes in Central Asia.