A Celebration of the Poetry and Music of Pakistan in Paris – AKDN News

Co-presented by Théatre de la Ville and the Aga Khan Music Initiative Paris, 7 October 2011 — The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Théatre de la Ville team continue their three-year partnership with a two-day celebration of Pakistani music and poetry at the Théatre de la Ville in Paris on the 8th and 9th of October 2011….

China planning New Silk Road to Europe – People Daily com,China

  China is planning a “New Silk Road” that will run through Central Asia and continue into Europe facilitating improved transport and trade.The road will complement a planned “Silk Track” railway that will also boost connections with Europe and the countries in between, officials and experts have confirmed. Sources with the Xinjiang highway administration said…

A Jamatkhana in Tashkorgan, China – article and photos in Simerg com

  Tashkorgan in the Xinjiang Province of China is 295km (183 miles) South West of Kashgar. The town marked the end of the Silk Routes for Chinese traders arriving from Kashgar. Their goods would be transferred to caravans, which continued on to Gilgit and thence either south to the Indian Ocean along the Indus River,…

Central Asia: The Land the West Forgot – Bangkok Post

Source: Bangkok Post ***** For decades _ centuries even _ much of the world has regarded Central Asia as little more than a blank on the map, synonymous not with the centre of Asia but with the middle of nowhere. Yet for two millennia, the deserts, grasslands, oases and mountain ranges between the Caspian Sea…

Various Artists: Music of Central Asia, Volumes 7 – 9

Source: All About Jazz com ***** Various Artists Music of Central Asia, Volumes 7—9 Smithsonian Folkways 2010 The three 2010 CD/DVD releases covered here are just a taste of a stunning and comprehensive nine-volume Music of Central Asia set from Smithsonian Folkways that spans various musical traditions and innovations from a vast, overlapping region including…

“Music of Central of Asia”: From Afghanistan to Azerbaijan — via San Francisco

“Rainbow” (Kronos Quartet with Alim Qasimov Ensemble and Homayun Sakhi), “In the Footsteps of Babur” (Mughal traditions) and “In the Shrine of the Heart” (urban song traditions of Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Qoqand, and Khiva) Kronos Quartet, Homayun Sakhi (Afghanistan) and Alim Qasimov Ensemble (Azerbaijan) to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 14th. Alim Qasimov Ensemble…