Turdi Akhun

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Turdi Akhun (simplified Chinese: 吐尔迪‧阿洪; traditional Chinese: 吐爾迪‧阿洪; pinyin: Tǔěrdí Āhóng; 1881–1956), sometimes spelled Turdu Ahun,[1] was a traditional Uyghur folk musician in the Xinjiang region. He was born into a family with a rich musical history and could perform his music completely from memory, even into his 70s.[2] Prior to his death he, along with Omar Akhun, made a recording of 12 muqams, and was recognised as the foremost exponent of this genre.[3]


  1. ^ "World Music: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific", by Broughton, Simon, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo, pg. 45
  2. ^ Kamberi, Dolkun (May 2005). "Uyghurs and Uyghur Identity" (PDF). Sino-Platonic Papers. Philadelphia, PA: Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania (150). Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Cultural Politics and the Pragmatics of Resistance