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.  

A-File Activity
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
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
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

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 & Gunay Misket
2. Turkmenler, Huseyin & Gunay Fendik Dalda Kalmasin
3. Gasparian, Djivan You Are a Ploughman
4. Hagopian, Richard A. Agh Im Anush Yarus
5. Lok-Batan Folklore Group Shampan Ragsi
6. Lok-Batan Folklore Group Mansuriyya
7. Farjami, Hossein Khayam Va Koozeh
8. Afghan Ensemble, the Zim Zim Zim
9. Bhattacharya, Deben Atan
10. Mammetdurdyev, Khaitly Garybym
11. Bhattacharya, Deben Morning in the Desert
12. Kambarkan Folk Ensemble Izdep Jurom
13. Kambarkan Folk Ensemble Koychulardyn Kongur Kuu
14. Egschiglen Horgoi Torgon Deel
15. Egschiglen Tanz Melody
16. Li, Wei I Love You, Snow of the Norh
17. He, Li Yu Ge