Fieldwork in Uyghur Region 2005 - 2011
Nurjan Hapiz :The last Sufi master of Ghulja, Uyghur Homeland
I started to understanding who I was when I started to researching about my own culture. Nurjan Hapiz (in this video) was the first master who gave me the very first key to this long journey of countless closed doors. I'm still learning about my culture and myself, and still remembering (Zikr) about him and his brothers every time when I go back to my 100 something hours of field recordings.... I did my masters on Sufi music and songs in Ghulja and still wondering if I could have done my PhD about Sufisme.. I regret that these beautiful heritages are now gone.... I wish we could all learn about them and sing them forever.. To learn more M. Mijit, 2016 « Sufism and the Ceremony of Zikr in Ghulja », Music of Central Asia. Theodore Levin, Saida Daukeyeva & Elmira Kochümkulova (Edit) Indiana University press, Bloomington, p. 304-310
Voices from Central Asia: Zeynisa Ibrahim (uyghur) زەينىسا ئىبراھىم، ئاكوردىيون
One of the great female voice of Uyghur music, Zeynisa Ibrahim. Her style is unique in Uyghur musical scene, mostly related to the pain of young people who lived in Cultural Revolution. Is passed away in 2011 in Urumchi. Song "Tumarim" about love and lover. by Zeynisa Ibrahim and Ehter.