Music of Central Asia Volume 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from The Silk Route

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Music of Central Asia Volume 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from The Silk Route

Aziz Isa
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Greetings from Smithsonian Folkways! We're pleased to announce the May 29th release of Music of Central Asia Volume 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from The Silk Route.

Internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man collaborates with Uyghur and Tajik musicians to explore music of the Silk Route, a four thousand mile passage that for two millennia has connected regions stretching north and west from the Great Wall of China to the Mediterranean Sea.

This groundbreaking CD/DVD from Smithsonian Folkways and the Aga Khan Music Initiative marks the tenth and final release of their award-winning "Music of Central Asia" series.

Listen to a preview of "Shadiana (Celebration)":  http://snd.sc/xju6s3

Listen to "Hanleylun": http://snd.sc/w8eqJB

Listen to a playlist featuring selections from Vol. 1-10: http://snd.sc/y7CzLu

Watch a preview of "Borderlands": http://youtu.be/d3nBXzUvyxI





Watch an informational video on the Aga Khan Trust For Culture and Music Initiative: http://youtu.be/FmavrEhQnRs

Joining the Chinese-born, U.S.-based Wu Man are master musicians from Tajikistan, the Gansu province of China, and Xinjiang, the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. These musicians represent cultures of the Silk Route through traditional performances, with music played on the pipa for the first time in over eight hundred years.

Can you help us spread the word about this new album?

Here are some ways you can help:



*   Post information about the release on your site and to your email list

*   Review the album for your publication

*   Host a CD release party or listening party

*   Offer a free stream/download of the above two songs

London Uyghur Ensemble  http://www.uyghurensemble.co.uk