The recording labels Nonesuch and Smithsonian Folkways (sometimes just called "Folkways") publish quality collections of recordings from many world areas, including the Central Asia, that usually come with detailed liner notes and sometimes transcriptions of songs.
To find recordings like these, do a keyword search in the library catalog for a genre, place, or instrument and then include either Nonesuch or Folkways as an additional term, like the model search linked below:
If your search results include vinyl LPs that you'd like to listen to (the call numbers will start with "12/33"), please contact Dave Lewis the sound archivist before coming to the music library so the materials can be ready. His contact information is to the left of this box. If you only want to use the liner notes, you can access those without an appointment.
The Global Jukebox, a digital database maintained by the Association for Cultural Equity, contains some field recordings from Central Asia.
These sound recordings represent some of the music from Central Asia available at the Music Library.