Through Music You Can Understand the Soul of a Nation

Kyrgyzstan’s thousand year-old traditional folk music sings the songs of strong nomadic peoples who live their lives brightly and boldly on the wide open Central Asian plains. For an introduction to Kyrgyz traditional music watch this beautiful documentary, brought to us by Smithsonian Folkways, about Kyrgyz ensemble Tengir-Too. The first spoken line of the documentary is, “I think that through music you can understand the soul of a nation….”