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Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments

Bokhtar Street 23 | near VEFA center, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Musical interlude

The Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments is a marvelous little museum in Dushanbe. You can play the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
Fascinating Instrument Collection & Potential for a Concert

This museum is small but packed with musical instruments, mostly from the Pamir Mts and Tajikistan... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
M A
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Pleasanton, California
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Son of Gurminj and leader of a legendary music group "Shams", Ikbol Zavkibekov now runs this museum. Visitors are treated to live performances by famous Tajik musicians.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Bokhtar Street 23 | near VEFA center, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments is a marvelous little museum in Dushanbe. You can play the instruments (if you know how and are careful) there was a music lesson taking place while we were there and lots of great information available about all the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This museum is small but packed with musical instruments, mostly from the Pamir Mts and Tajikistan but has some other instruments from around the world as well. Friendly musicians escort you through. Tajik and Russian speaking and some English depending on who is present. Musicians...More

1  Thank M A
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

It's easy to miss and looks like you're entering someone's private home. Inside, a handful of older men were eating lunch and one of them turned on the lights at the museum. This place has a lot of potential to be greatly interesting with some...More

1  Thank HollowTurtle
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Buried away in Dushanbe is this interesting collection of musical instruments. What a pity there are no descriptions or information about origins.

1  Thank Robyn I
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

There are instruments from mainly the Central Asia and the Badakhshan region. I am very glad I went to this museum because it showcases instruments that I had no idea existed, all of different sizes and shapes. There were instruments that took on such foreign...More

1  Thank stevenhshin1
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

What a treasure. I was the only visitor at the time. There was an American student learning to play one of the instruments. The teacher gave a demonstration on a couple for me to hear. If there had been more of us other musicians would...More

1  Thank LoisOman
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visiting this small museum that is located in someone's house was one of the highlights of our trip to Tajikistan. What made our visit so rewarding here is that we were treated to a performance of folk music from the Pamir area of the country....More

1  Thank libbytibbytoe
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The collection of different traditional musical instruments was amazing. The visit and the tour was made special by no other than Samandar Pulotov, a Pamiri musician who guided me all throughout the visit. It was indeed a very special tour. From the outside, the place...More

2  Thank Z7879LHjayb
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

There is no gate fee, but donations accepted for this private collection of old and new music instruments linked to traditional music. Some of the instruments are in use and will be played by musicians attending the place, mostly in the afternoons. That's when you...More

Thank Kirill K
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I learned alot about the instruments and history of Tajikistan.difefeiffu3ffufuefrehururevvevueryrueuveuvuevuv rv re vvrvyrevuvu rure vrv

Thank Jordan E
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