Yunus Rajabiy Berta Davydova Viktor Uspensky Mukarram Turhunboeva
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Yunus Rajabiy

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Berta Davydova

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Viktor Uspensky

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Mukarram Turhunboeva

Qarsak (handclap)

Qarsak (literally, "handclap") is widespread and popular song genre, song cycle and folk dance, which represents musical and dance traditions of Samarkand. It is song-dance cycle, which is performed by a mixed group or by women (in most of the cases) in accompaniment of doira and handclaps, which form certain usuls (rhythm formulae). In qarsak folk poetry examples of different themes are used (quatrains). They are of couplet form, and melos is recitative-songful with small range and with uniform rhythm.


Besh qarsak Folk Jam – Qars-qars (handclaps)

Besh qarsak Folk Jam – Besh qarsak (five handclaps)

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