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The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

Various Artists
The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan

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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Track Listing

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Mahur Dariush Safvat and Bruno Caillat 3:11
102
Fakhri Havasi Edalat Nasibov 3:50
103
Balbyraun Aygul Ulkenbaeva 1:25
104
Dance of Tamir Agha Gevorg Dabaghian, Grigor Takushian, and Kamo Khatchuaturian 2:30
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Dilkash Elshan Mansurov 3:39
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
114
Kharagay Sabjilar 3:27
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
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
214
Love song Asheq, Sohrab, and Ibrahim Hasan 3:38
215
Qara Olu Edil Huseinov 2:04
216
Kertolghau Sayan Aqmoldaev 2:21
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
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Sufi Hymn Jarrahi Dervishes and others 4:38

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