The Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble – AKMI | The six-artist of Eastern and Western Music Innovators devloping new diections

The Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble presents a rare artistic encounter that both celebrates and reimagines time-honoured musical meetings as the Initiative’s leading artists perform a newly-created repertoire of compositions, improvisations and contemporary arrangements inspired by tradition. This group of music innovators demonstrates the transmission of ancient musical traditions to a talented generation of performers…

VOA News com: Pakistani Mountain Town Looks to Cash In on China Trade|3,000 kilometers to Pakistan’s Gwadar port through Karakorum Highway

Khunjerab border crossing and the first Chinese security post seen on the extreme right. KHUNJERAB PASS, PAKISTAN — China and Pakistan opened this spectacular mountain pass for tourism and limited trade back in the 1980s. The Khunjerab Pass, the world’s highest paved border crossing, is located at an elevation of more than 4,600 meters and closes…

UK, Book and introduction: Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan -Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh Arezou Azad Oxford Oriental Monographs

  Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh Arezou Azad Oxford Oriental Monographs 240 pages | 13 colour plates, 7 b/w in-text figures, 3 maps | 216x138mm 978-0-19-968705-3 | Hardback | 12 December 2013 Also available as: eBook Resources Introduction (pdf) Price: £75.00 Looks at the influence of Buddhism in early Islamic history,…

Texas USA: Concert evokes central Asian folk music — Your Houston News com

Concert evokes central Asian folk music Musicians Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Basel Rajoub, and Naghib Shanbehzadeh perform Saturday through the Aga Khan Music Initiative. In association with Asia Society New York and the Aga Khan Council, Asia Society Texas Center’s Crossroads Asia series continues with Sound: the Encounter, an evening of Iranian and Syrian music ingrained in…

Messenger of the “Silk Road” Peace Culture — Interview with NGO president Mr. SHAO Changchun on “Silk Road Economic Belt ” and more on New Europe EU

Exclusive: Interview with Mr. SHAO Changchun President of Europe–China Culture and Education Foundation, President of Beijing Peace Tour Cultural Exchange Center The Beijing Peace Tour Cultural Exchanges Center (Peace Tour) is an international cultural exchanges organization devoted to promoting world peace. The NGO has been very active on the world stage in recent years and…

Is China reviving the old Silk Road? — China Daily Mail com

After enjoying a history of about 1600 years, the Silk Road had lost out to the Southern Ocean Corridor connecting Europe and Asia. But now there are signs that the old Silk Road is being revived. The Silk Road refers to the historical network of trading routes that connected Asia with the Middle East, North…