Their music incorporates traditional ethnic folk tunes and poetry of Uzbekistan and other Central Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, along with contemporary pop and dance influences, into a unique international blend. They perform songs in more than 10 languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Nepalese and French as well as Uzbek and Russian. Formed in the early 1970's, Yalla has appeared on Soviet national television as well as performing in Moscow and elsewhere in the Soviet Union, and on concert tours in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, including featured appearances at the "Voice of Asia" festival. Members of Yalla: Farrukh Zakirov, artistic director, composer, vocal Rustam Iliasov, arranger, vocal, bass guitar Abbos Aliyev, arranger, national instruments (tan-buzuk, rubab, ud), vocal, keyboards Javlon Tokhtayev, vocal, guitar Alishier Tulyaganov, vocal, percussion, national drum instruments (doira, tabla) Ibraghim Aliyev, percussion, national instruments (darbuka, kairok-tosh) Tulkin Isakov, bass guitar (on Beard of the Camel) guest Abdullah Kurbanov, vocal on "Abdullah" (on Beard of the Camel) guest Oleg Chesnokov, guitar on "The Face of My Beloved" (on Jinouni) Read more on Last.fm.
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