The Yunus Radjabi Home-museum is situated in the house where this remarkable musician has lived for the last 20 years of his life - since 1956 till 1976.

This museum is the youngest memorial museum in Tashkent. It opened in December 1997 in the year of the centennial of Radjabi and it includes a memorial study where the musician generally spent his time during the last years of his life and four halls of the exposition describing the life and creative achievements of the musician.

Born on January 5, 1887, Yunus Radjabi devoted all his life to the Uzbek folk music, performing, collecting and studying it. The exhibits in the first hall tell about childhood and youth of the musician, his study at the People's Conservatoire and about his first tutors Mullah Tuichi- Khafiz, Mullah Khazim- Khafiz and Shorakhim Shoumarov.

Since the beginning of the 30s Yunus Radjabi began collecting and putting down Uzbek musical folklore. The second hall of the museum is entirely devoted to his work. The collections of "Uzbek folk songs" to the verses by Khafiz, Fizuli, Agakhi, Navoi, Bobur, Furkat, Zavki and many other oriental poets, the collections of "Uzbek Folk Music" in 5 volumes and "Shashmakom" in 6 volumes are displayed here. The publication of all these works is the result of Yunus Radjabi's tedious work on safe keeping of the musical heritage of his people. He has collected and recorded more than one thousand of Uzbek melodies.

In the next-door hall there are items telling about masterly performance of the musician who organized a professional ensemble of makkomists at the end of the 20-s and directed it until the end of his lifetime. The recollection of his colleagues and pupils who cautiously keep memory about great actor and decorations he had been awarded are also displayed. Besides possessing a phenomenal musical talent. Yunus Radjabi had a gift for imitation - the occurrence is known when he successfully gave himself out to be a famous singer Mullah Tuichi Tashmukhamedov having performed under his name in the direct radiobroadcast.

The collection of folk musical instruments is of great interest. Besides such instruments as, nay, rubab, tanbur one can see the instrument recreated according to ancient pictures in the oriental manuscripts and bearing a strong resemblance to European violin as well as many stringed instrument of impressive size brought from India. It's music softly sounding and accompanying visitors all along their attendance which gives unforgettable colour to the museum - Yunus Radjabi's spirit seems to be invisibly flying here.

Great services in the creation of the museum belong to Khasan Radjabi a son of the prominent musician. Being a remarkable musician Khasan Yunusovich carefully keeps memory about his father and works as a keeper-in-chief and the executive director of the museum, the creation of which he has given a lot of efforts.

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