Various Artists Music of Central Asia Vol. 9: Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals
Release Date: March 30, 2010
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Exploring the common ground of musical styles, sensibilities, and instruments from Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Northern India, six brilliant instrumentalists -- Homayun Sakhi (Afghan rubâb), Rahul Sharma (santur), Salar Nader (table and zerbaghali), Sirojiddin Juraev (dutar and tanbur), and Mukhtor Muborakqadomov (Badakhshani setar) -- illuminate the musical legacy of the Mughal Empire, founded five centuries ago by Emperor Babur.
9 tracks, 63 minutes, 44-page color booklet, photos. Includes a bonus DVD containing a series introduction, 22 minute film, interactive glossary, and map.