Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements of Ferghana Valley

Collection on Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements of Ferghana Valley


Katta Ashula

Katta ashula (a song performed with a plate) is specific to the Ferghana Valley of Uzbekistan. Usually, it is performed a cappella by two to five singers of the same vocal range who use a plate or tray to project their voices in different ways. In most cases, katta ashula is performed by singers with a high-pitched, wide-ranging voice, and these are some of the distinguishing features of the complex performance style. Katta ashula developed from basic traditional events in history, from labour songs, and from different styles of ghazal verses. Usually, katta ashula is performed in big gatherings, festivities, and party celebrations.

Katta Ashula
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Total. 8
1 Bo‘ston (Garden) / Nughmonjon Akhmedov and Sherali Isoqov 05'49" PLAY
2 Yovvoyi Chorgokh (Wild Chorgokh) / “Chorgokh” Group 09'01" PLAY
3 Naylayin (What Should I Do?) / Abdurashid Elchiyev 04'26" PLAY
4 Vatanim (My Motherland) / Sobirjon Matmusayev and Akromjon Turdiyev 03'30" PLAY
5 Mayliga (Very Well!) / Nasiba Nidoyeva, Sanobar Rakhmatova and Umida Nuraliyeva 03'56" PLAY
6 Poshshopirim (My King, Poem of Khazini) / Erkinjon Shirmonov and Ne’matjon Shirmonov 05'39" PLAY
7 Bog‘aro (In the Garden) / Dilfuza Qodirova and Odina Yoqubova 04'29" PLAY
8 Yovvoyi Chorgokh (Wild Chorgokh) / Murodjon Yusupov 03'45" PLAY