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5 years ago
We had so much fun taping cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Field Recording, we couldn't stop at just one selection, so we recorded the group's four talented percussionists in a deep groove.
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7 years ago
For "Silent City," the kamancheh (Persian spike fiddle), Western strings and percussion join in a meditation that is created anew with each performance.
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7 years ago
Night Thoughts" was inspired by a ninth-century Buddhist pipa tune and represents for pipa virtuoso and composer Wu Man a chance to rediscover the pipa's native, regional language.
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9 years ago
The sweet and seductive violin solo in "Rustem" gives a glimpse of a musical culture that is uniquely global while also rooted in local tradition.
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8 years ago
Arabian Waltz" is a propulsive work by Lebanese-born composer Rabih Abou-Khalil, whose works fuse the musical traditions of the Arabic world with jazz improvisation and European classical techniques.
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The Silk Road Ensemble has performed in more than 25 countries, in venues ranging from concert halls to stadiums to museum galleries throughout the world, from New York's Carnegie Hall to Shanghai Stadium.