41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Part 2 – Collecting traditional music and dance in Turkmenistan. In April 2011 Hungarian ethnomusicologist Sipos János set out from the capital of Turkmenistan for his goal: villages in Balkan Province in the western part of the country along the Caspian Sea. He spent several weeks in this desert region and collected 400 melodies, 20 hours of video, with information on the region and customs – from 16 villages and 150 informants. Sipos’ field research along with other publications acquired on his trip provide a good basis for a detailed description of the traditional music of the Yomud tribe. He is already planning his next trip there to do more field work.