For most of October I was lucky to travel through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Throughout the trip I collected music I heard in taxis, restaurants, the street, 15th century madrassas and 3500m above sea level, as well as field recordings taken while walking around city centres, mountains; on buses, marshrutkas and trains.
You’ll hear pop, folk, and a mix of both, from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Belarus. The music that people listen to varies widely and is still shaped by their shared history as part of the former USSR, and more recently with their neighbours today. Enjoy!