Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements of Ferghana Valley

Collection on Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements of Ferghana Valley



Lapar performing arts, as an ancient folklore genre of people’s creation, has a rich history. Lapar songs are performed by famous artists during holidays, public festivities, and wedding parties as well as in a bride’s house in the evening during ‘Girls’ Evening’, ‘Girls’ Party’, and ‘Lapar Night’. Girls and boys perform lapar songs composed of four-lined ghazals in two groups. Through lapar songs, girls and boys express their love to each other, make decisions, and take oaths. They sing their heart’s grief with a certain melody but without any music. If both the girl and the boy who are singing lapar fall in love with each other, they present gifts to one another. If the boys present flowers to girls, the girls present a kerchief, belt-kerchief, handkerchief, perfume, or some other gift.

  • olanolan
  • olanolan
  • alla
  • olankatta
Total. 11
1 Oromijonim Yalla (Delight of Soul is Yalla, Yalla) / Makhmuda Abdurakhmonova 02'09" PLAY
2 Kho-kho Yalla (Kho-kho Yalla, Yalla) / Nasiba Boykhonova 02'20" PLAY
3 To‘sma Yo‘limni (Do Not Stand in My Way, Lapar) / Laylokhon Khakimova 02'21" PLAY
4 Erta Bilan Turaman (At Dawn I Wake Up, Lapar) / Zarshunos Jumaboyeva 03'19" PLAY
5 Bahorimdan O‘rgilay (I Admire You My Spring, Lapar) / Karomat Mamajonova 01'33" PLAY
6 Tog‘dan Keling (Come Down from the Mountain, Lapar) / Matluba Rakhimova 02'28" PLAY
7 Yorim Kelarmikan (Will My Darling Come?, Lapar) / Mukhabbat Rakhmonova 02'30" PLAY
8 Qora Mayiz (Black Raisins, Lapar) / Madina Sotimova 03'15" PLAY
9 Yondirasiz (You Make Me Afire with Passion, Lapar) / Anorkhon Tojiboyeva 02'57" PLAY
10 Nahori Nashta (Morning Song, Lapar) / Khayotkhon Turdiyeva 02'43" PLAY
11 O‘ynang Qizlar (Dance Girls, Dance, Lapar) / Sharifa Usmonova 04'13" PLAY