|Various Artists / Music of the Silk Road|
|Album:||Music of the Silk Road||Collection:||World|
|Artist:||Various Artists||Added:||Feb 2004|
|Label:||Arc Music Inc.|
|Add Date:||2004-06-21||Pull Date:||2004-08-23||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Aug 1||Jul 25||Jul 11||Jul 4||Jun 27|
|1.||Aug 20, 2015:||Melange |
Zim Zim Zim, You Are a Ploughman
|4.||Sep 24, 2004:||No Cover, No Minimum - On The Silk Road |
Khayam Va Koozeh
|2.||Dec 31, 2011:||Music Casserole |
I Love You, Snow of the Norh
|5.||Jul 27, 2004:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
You Are a Ploughman
|3.||Jun 20, 2009:||No Cover, No Minimum: Weekend Edition |
Khayam Va Koozeh
|6.||Jul 24, 2004:||Storytime!--Magic |
Agh Im Anush Yarus, You Are a Ploughman
Imagine youâ€™re a silk trader traveling with your wares in the mid 7th century. What kind of music would you hear during your 6-month land journey from the taverns of Turkey to the courts of China? This album tells you what kind.|
Track 1: Quintessential Turkish folk dance with strings and trad. percussion.
**Track 2: Harvest song with husky fem vox. Strong rhythmic elements and the metallic clinker of small cymbals.
Track 3: Somber, haunting flute refrain.
Track 4: More dance music. Energetic oud-playing and melodic male vox.
**Track 5: Festive dance music with distinctive bellow-like instrument + drums.
Track 6: Dramatic musical piece with high pitched fem. vox.
**Track 7: Classical santoor performance with steady percussive rhythm provided by trad. hollow wooden drum.
**Track 8: Melodic, folksy Afghan love song with male and fem. vox, tabla-like â€œdholâ€?, and lute. (read the lyrics of this song in the liner notesâ€”very cool 8->)
Track 9: Nomadic dance tune performed on surnai (shrill flute) and dhol (crude percussive insturment)
Track 10: Strong male vox with fiddle + lute. Check out the crazy vocal acrobatics around 3:30. Very peculiar singing style.
Track 11: Folk orchestra performance with flute at the center. Texturally quite intricate.
Track 12: Duet between powerful fem. vox and flute.
**Track 13: Beautiful solo flute refrain. Traditional shepherdâ€™s melody.
Track 14: Mid-tempo folk song with passionate fem. vox. Warm, oriental sound.
Track 15: Instrumental dance piece. Tempo picks up abruptly around 2:30. Quite theatrical.
Track 16: Piercing fem. vox with beautiful, swaying melody performed on various background instruments.
**Track 17: Joyous and playful composition with flute and brass percussion.