Tajik music is closely related to Uzbek music and other Central Asian forms. The classical music is shashmaqam, which is very similar to Uzbek music. Southern Tajikistan has a distinctive form of folk music called falak, which is played at celebrtions for weddings, circumcisions and other occasions.

List of Tajik musicians:

  • Barno Itzhakova
  • Davlatmand Kholor


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