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The Karakalpak Oral Epic Edige

In 1993 I recorded this heroic epic from the Karakalpak epic singer (jïraw) Jumabay Bazarov in the Aral Sea region of Uzbekistan.

See: Edige: A Karakalpak Oral Epic as Performed by Jumaby Bazarov. Edited and translated by Karl Reichl. FF Communications 293. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 2007.

On the CD accompanying the book are ten audio-clips and one extended video-clip of the singer’s performance.

A video of a short passage (Verse Passage V) can be downloaded here: Download.

It can also be watched on the Website ‘Performing Medieval Narrative Today’of New York University: Link.