EarthMoments presents Shashmaqam Vocals - traditional acapellas, loops, and vocal samples inspired from across the Central Asian region. This pack contains a collection of traditional vocal recordings and artistic FX to form a library of naturally produced, carefully processed, and meticulously crafted sounds that capture the unique nature of this revived art form.
Medieval Bukhara Shashmaqam formed over centuries of evolved musical sounds, deeply influenced by the maqamat tradition from Iran, Kashgar, Afghanistan, Northern India, and other Islamic countries. Present-day Shashmaqam combines three traditions: Tajik, Turkic-Uzbek, and Bukharan-Jewish, with Tajikistan being the heart of its influence.
Historically, scattered sources showcase Maqams (modes) to have been poetic court performances and celebratory recitals across these regions. These poem lyrics are Sufi-inspired, leaning towards divine love. Typically, a traditional scale has six (Shash) modes (Maqams) that make up a song.
Shashmaqam dry vocals have been recorded in the EarthMoments studios. Our in-house team of sound designers has carefully crafted the FX and textures library to retain their authentic nature while perfectly fitting modern productions.
Explore and be taken away on a journey from the middle-ages to contemporary Central Asia and add a magical touch to your project.
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