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Various Artists / Music of the Silk Road
Album:Music of the Silk Road Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2004
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-06-21 Pull Date:2004-08-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 Aug25 Jul11 Jul4 Jul27 Jun

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 20 Aug 15:M A R G Y
4.Fri, 24 Sep 04:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum - On The Silk Road
2.Sat, 31 Dec 11:Eme O
Music Casserole
5.Tue, 27 Jul 04:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Sat, 20 Jun 09:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum: Weekend Edition
6.Sat, 24 Jul 04:La Chanteuse

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-05-31 
Imagine you’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 “dhol�, and lute. (read the lyrics of this song in the liner notes—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 shepherd’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.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Turkmenler, Huseyin & GunayMisket
2.Turkmenler, Huseyin & GunayFendik Dalda Kalmasin
3.Gasparian, DjivanYou Are a Ploughman
4.Hagopian, Richard A.Agh Im Anush Yarus
5.Lok-Batan Folklore GroupShampan Ragsi
6.Lok-Batan Folklore GroupMansuriyya
7.Farjami, HosseinKhayam Va Koozeh
8.Afghan Ensemble, theZim Zim Zim
9.Bhattacharya, DebenAtan
10.Mammetdurdyev, KhaitlyGarybym
11.Bhattacharya, DebenMorning in the Desert
12.Kambarkan Folk EnsembleIzdep Jurom
13.Kambarkan Folk EnsembleKoychulardyn Kongur Kuu
14.EgschiglenHorgoi Torgon Deel
15.EgschiglenTanz Melody
16.Li, WeiI Love You, Snow of the Norh
17.He, LiYu Ge