The Language of MusicWhile serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkmenistan, Dave Fossum learned to play Turkmen national music on a dutar, a two-stringed instrument. In the three parts of this slide show, learn about the dutar, appreciate the structure of Turkmen music, and watch Dave perform with his teacher in Turkmenistan. Also, understand how Dave’s Peace Corps service inspired him to pursue a graduate degree in ethnomusicology.
Please be sure to click each image below to view all three parts of the story.
|Dave Fossum, Turkmenistan|
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Dave Fossum describes the dutar and the structure of Turkmen music.
Dave performs with Annamuhammet Muğallym.
View subtitles to read translation: "cc"