|Various Artists / Music of the Silk Road|
|Album:||Music of the Silk Road||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Arc Music Inc.|
|Add Date:||2004-06-21||Pull Date:||2004-08-23||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||1 Aug||25 Jul||11 Jul||4 Jul||27 Jun|
|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|
|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|
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.