Uyghur is a Chinese minority group from north west of China. A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in north west of America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.Because of the special geographical positions and complex historical backgrounds, both of them have their own culture and art. Music is an important component of their cultures.

Muqam: The melody type used in Uyghur music.

The muqam system developed among the Uyghurs  in northwest China over  1500 years. Uyghur has local muqam systems named after the oasis towns of Xinjiang, such as

Dolan Muqam:

Dolan Singer

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