Traditional-classical music from Centraal Azië: The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan.
The album contains a range of Asian music not found elsewhere. The journey goes from the Middle East all the way to China, but most of the selections come from Central Asia. The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan offers a glimpse of the rich musical life that an intrepid and curious traveler could find in the lands of the Silk Road today.
All the songs presented here are short, and while some Central Asian styles are designed to say it all in less than 2 minutes, there are quite a few fade outs. CD. The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan. LABEL: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (2002), code: SFW CD 40438. VIDEO