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Gurminji Musical Instruments Museum description and photos - Tajikistan: Dushanbe. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Gurminji Musical Instruments Museum is located in the city center, behind the city hall on Bokhtar Street. The private museum was registered in 1990. It was based on the private collection of the outstanding musician and actor of the Republic of Tajikistan Gurmindzhi Zavkibekov, which he collected from an early age.
Today, the museum has more than 200 exhibits from different Asian countries. Most of the exhibits are strings, winds, plucked and percussion instruments. The largest is the collection of stringed instruments, including dutars, totals, tanburs, rubies, etc. The jewel of the collection is the Setar Kashgar, decorated with ivory inlay, and the oldest instrument is the Afghan Badakshan Setar, which is over 100 years old. The collection also includes products by contemporary masters, made in the original author's style. Separately, a large, but very light 100-year-old shah-setar with a very melodic sound, made of a mulberry tree is exhibited.
The collection of dutars is constantly replenished, today in the demonstration halls there are two-stringed instruments from Bukhara, Tajikistan, Badakhshan and small villages.
In addition to excursions, the museum also hosts various cultural events, recordings, rehearsals and concerts. The owner and artistic director of the Museum of Musical Instruments is Gurminji's son Ikbol Zavkibekov, who lives nearby.
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