A Taralilalalai Blast from Past

I first heard my now-favorite Uzbek song, which we sing in music class as “Taralilalalai,” on the Smithsonian Folkways recording, Bukhara: Musical Crossroads of Asia. “Taralilalalai” is the chorus of first song in a medley listed as “Songs From Sozanda Repertory.” Sozanda is a particular kind of repertoire from the Tajik city of Bukhara that is sung exclusively by women. This video is a Taralilalalai blast from the past — an early video captured in an early All Around This World music class. (The kids are now so grown up!)