Sato (instrument)

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The sato is a bowed tanbur, or long-necked lute, played by performers of Central Asian classical and folk music, mainly in Uzbekistan. Famous uzbek musician Turgun Alimatov is solely responisible for reviving the art of playing the sato, as it had completely disappeared for a number of centuries before he took it up in 1957. Thus he has been considered as the founder of the sato and its playing style and technique.[1]


  1. ^ Matyakubov, O. "A Traditional Musician in Modern Society: A Case Study of Turgun Alimatov's Art". Yearbook for Traditional Music 25 (1993), pp. 60-66.