Music of the Silk Road

Cambridge, MA

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Come and join the second annual Silk Road Concert at Yenching/Harvard. It features music from Tibet, Turkey, China, and Japan by local musicians-- Tibetan group with a string instrument (tungna) + vocal/dance; Turkish group with a drum, vocal, and saz (Turkish guitar); Chinese group with pipa (lute) and guzheng (a Chinese plucked zither with 18-23 + strings); Japanese group with koto (a Japanese variation of guzheng) and shamisen (three-stringed).  These music styles and instruments are connected through the Silk Road over millennia. Free reception after the concert (some snacks and refreshments). Free admission and donations of any amount welcome.