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Music of the Silk Road

Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies (ACANSRS)

Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Cambridge, MA

Music of the Silk Road

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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.

 

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Yenching Auditorium at Harvard
2 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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Association for Central Asian Civilizations & Silk Road Studies (ACANSRS)

The Association for Central Asian Civilizations and Silk Road Studies (ACANSRS) is a private non-profit organization of scholars and others interested in the study of Central Asian civilizations and the Silk Road. The association aims to promote research on Central Asia from antiquity to modern times through sponsoring events, publications, film-making, and educational trips to the region. 

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