The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Various Artists SFW40438

What if Marco Polo had owned a tape recorder? And what if his epic travels along the Silk Road had taken place not at the end of the 13th century, but at the beginning of the 21st? Far-fetched conjectures to be sure, but our compilation The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan offers a glimpse of the rich musical life that an intrepid and curious traveler like Marco Polo might find in the lands of the Silk Road today (During, Levin 2001).

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Year Released 2002
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2002 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Central Asia; Islamica; World
Country(s) Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; China; Hong Kong; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Russia; Tajikistan; Turkey; Uzbekistan
Culture Group(s) Alevi; Armenian; Azerbaijani; Bukharan; Chinese; Iranian; Japanese; Kara-kalpak; Kazakh; Khakas; Kyrgyz; Kyzyl; Mongolian; Tajik; Uighur; Uzbek; Yomud
Instrument(s) Bâlâbân; Chatkhan; Cymbals; Daf; Dambura; Dham duduk; Dhol; Dömbra; Drum; Duduk; Dutâr; Ensemble leader; Folk ensemble; Ghijak; Gong; Guqin; Kamanche; Komuz; Morin khuur; Ney ; Pipa; Qaval; Qylqobyz; Rebab(Afghanistan); Rebâb, plucked; Santur; Satar; Sato; Saz; Shakuhachi; Shang-qobyz; Sheng; Suona; Sybyzghy; Tanbur ; Tar; Temir-qobyz; Violin; Vocals; Vocals, group; Zarb; Zirbaghali
Language(s) Armenian; Azerbaijani; Chinese; Iranian; Japanese; Kara-kalpak; Kazakh; Khakas; Kyrgyz; Mongolian; Persian; Tajiki; Turkish; Turkmen; Uyghur; Uzbek
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101 Mahur Dariush Safvat and Bruno Caillat 3:11
102 Fakhri Havasi Edalat Nasibov 3:50
103 Balbyraun Aygul Ulkenbaeva 1:25 Not Available for Download
104 Dance of Tamir Agha Gevorg Dabaghian, Grigor Takushian, and Kamo Khatchuaturian 2:30 Not Available for Download
105 Dilkash Elshan Mansurov 3:39 Not Available for Download
106 Uchun Dur Jurabek Nabiev, Shuhrat Nabiev, Shavkat Nabiev, and Abdurahim Hamidov 4:20
107 Choban Bayati Malik Mansurov and Mahmud Salah 1:52
108 Mokhalef Hoseyn Qavami and Ali Tajvidi 3:13
109 Shushtari Hasan Kasa'i 4:08
110 Itsuki no Komoriuta Kojiro Umezaki 2:50
111 Ker-Tolgoo Samara Tokhtakunova 2:57
112 Xiao Yue Er Gao Wu Man 2:20
113 Jiu Kuang Yao Bingyan 2:19 Not Available for Download
114 Kharagay Sabjilar 3:27 Not Available for Download
115 Ilme Aygul Ulkenbaeva 2:13
116 The Gallop of Jonon Khar Baterdene 2:19
117 The Nightingale Ruslan Jumabaev 2:01
118 The River Herlen Khongorzul and Baterdene 4:04
119 Nava Turgun Alimatov 3:51
120 Woy Bala Nur Mahammat Tursun 2:16
121 Meskin II Abdurahim Hamidov and Shuhrat Razzaqov 2:45
122 Ufar-e Bayat Barno Is'hakova, Rama Narkalaev, Sultanali Khudaberdiev, and Zakir-jan Yuusov 3:54
123 Chabbiyat Tazi Marghul Uyghur Muqam Ensemble 3:29
124 Shawm and percussion band from Southern Liaoning Gongxiao Dasha Ensemble 2:49 Not Available for Download
201 Jew's harp melody Edil Huseinov 1:49
202 Khai Evgeni Ulugbashev 2:11
203 Tepen Kök Kelek Kumaqay-olu 1:19
204 Kögmen Sabjilar 3:21
205 Excerpt from Alpamish Epic Jaule Bakhshi 3:32
206 Beyish Namasi Qalbeke Uzaqbergenova 2:29
207 Terme Almas Almatov 3:38
208 Lament Dordi Torik and Rahman Qilich Yomudi 4:49
209 Masq-e Javanan Sirajoddin Juraev 2:49
210 Kuu Nurlanbek Nishanov 1:21
211 Sanam Abdurashid Nadirev and Abdughani Tukhtiev 4:38
212 Charzarb Abdullah, Isma'il, and Davlat Nazriev 3:53
213 Mizghan-i Siyah Muhammud Rahim Takhary, Faqir Muhammad, Bahauddin, and Malang Nejrabi 3:28 Not Available for Download
214 Love song Asheq, Sohrab, and Ibrahim Hasan 3:38
215 Qara Olu Edil Huseinov 2:04
216 Kertolghau Sayan Aqmoldaev 2:21 Not Available for Download
217 Dargilik Ensemble from Khorog 3:32
218 Madh T. Soltan Qalebov and S. Tawarov 4:25
219 Zikr Naqshbandi Afaqi Brotherhood 3:45
220 Kyrgyz Wisdom Song Akil Sekebaev 2:31
221 Allah Madad Abdollah Sarvar and M. Salar Ahmadi 3:22
222 Alevi Song Ashiq Faizullah Chinar 4:05
223 Sufi Hymn Jarrahi Dervishes and others 4:38
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