Silk Road Singing: Shashmaqam

Uzbek music lives! Today not only do awe-inspiring music projects like the Silk Road Ensemble introduce the vibrant cultures of Central Asia to audiences around the world, but contemporary performing groups like the New York-based Bukharan Jewish Ensemble Shasmaqam keep centuries-old traditions, like that of the Uzbek/Tajik/Persian/Jewish Silk Road genre called Shashmaqam, alive.

Next week in music class we go stay firmly planted in Central Asia, visiting Kyrgyzstan.