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Personal narrative by Sher Ahmed

Description: Recording of Sher Ahmed reciting a personal narrative in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a song entitled "Bor Bor"

Description: Recording of Farman Khan and a Group reciting "Bor Bor," a popular folk song in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
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Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on Burusho weddings

Description: Recording of Durdana Khan reciting an account of the cultural traditions of Burusho weddings in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 8, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a song entitled "Hashki"

Description: Recording of Farman Khan and a group singing the traditional song "Hashki," in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
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Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of A Black and White Thread Ball

Description: A reciting of "A Black and White Thread Ball" by Laila Khan, a housewife, in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a young shepherd abandons his duties in order to court a girl who was born out of gold and silver to poor parents.
Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of A Simple Sparrow

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi") reciting the story "saada crhin" ('a simple sparrow'), a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a poem entitled "Burushaski Saqafat" by Irfan Jan

Description: Recording of Irfan Jan reciting "Burushaski Saqafat," or a poem on Burushaski. The poem is recited in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
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Date: June 13, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Choke Minas in Urdu

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan (or "Wazir Shafi") translating and discussing the story of an owl (known as "Chok-e Minas" in Burushaski) in Urdu. The story was originally recording in Yasin Burushaski, which Khan is a speaker of.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Flying Horse and Giant Monster

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “A flying Horse and a giant Monster,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a princess is hidden away by her father, but an ogre discovers her presence. He goes to the king to ask for her hand in marriage, but the King refuses to agree unless the Ogre knows her name. The princess refused to marry the ogre, and runs away on a flying horse.
Date: August 1, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Flying Horse and Giant Monster in Urdu

Description: Recording of Samina explaining the story "Haghur ke Phut" in Urdu. This is a popular story about a flying horse and a monster. The story was originally narrated by Mahida Murad in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski, and this is an explanation/translation of it into Urdu by Mahida's daughter, Samina.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Torti and Potorti

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi") reciting the story “Torti Putorti” ('Torti and Potorti') in the Yasin dialect. In this popular story, two sisters named Torti and Potorti, are plucking vegetables from the garden. When Potorti plucks a carrot from the field, a ghost is released.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Translation of Torti Puturti by Wazir Shafi

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi translating the popular story "Torti and Puturti," from the Yasin dialect of Burushaski into Urdu.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on the Bo Phaw festival

Description: Recording of Bano reciting a cultural account of "bo phaw" in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of An Intelligent Horse

Description: Recording of a farmer named Imam Yar Baig reciting "Aqalin-e-Hagur," in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story, a girl is told to search for silk in her father’s beard, but finds a flea. She is told to keep the flea in a bag, and watches as the flea grows.
Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Hamale Khatun

Description: Recording of Naseema Ali, a teacher, reciting "Hamale Khatun," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story Hamale Khatun is invited to the house of a paranormal Queen, and stitches clothing for all of her sons and daughters at their weddings. When she returns home, Hamale Khatun comes with warnings to remain moral by the Queen, and tries to make sure her children obey them.
Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative on fighting with a bear

Description: Recording of Abdullah sharing a personal account entitled “Fighting with a Bear” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this recollection, Abdullah recalls working in a great field in Kaceli with a team from France, and a bear was disturbing everyone in the area. One night the bear approached his tent, and Abdullah had to scare the bear away for a bit.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Yasin festivals

Description: Recording of Shah Rahim Khan discussing the different festivals celebrated in Yasin. He gives his narrative in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 14, 2014
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on Burusho culture

Description: Recording of Muhammed Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi"), a speaker of the Yasin dialect of Burushaski, reciting a narrative on Burusho culture.
Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on cultural events

Description: Recording of Bakhtawar Shah, a government servant, reciting a narrative about a cultural event in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on cultural events

Description: Recording of Bakhtawar Shah recalling cultural events in the Nagar dialect.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Burushaski storytelling

Description: A recording of Ghulam Hassan discussing the tradition of storytelling in Hunza. Spoken in the Hunza dialect, Hassan spoke about the gathering of people in older times, gather around animals prepared for winter and telling stories.
Date: June 6, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Burushaski words

Description: Recording of Gul Nadir Khan and Wazir Khan having a conversation in the Yasin dialect about words in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 12, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the contributions of people

Description: Recording of Badshai Khan, also known as Tataku, discussing the contributions made by common people. Tataku is a speaker of the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 12, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the history of music

Description: Recording of Ali Murad Khan discussing the history of local music. In this recording, which is in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski, Khan talks about the life of musicians.
Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information