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Nomads of the Silk Road

by Turku

High energy and emotional music of the nomadic tribes of the Western Silk Road, from the Mediteranean to Afghanistan.
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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1. Sheydaii TURKU
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3:19 $0.99
2. Fidayda TURKU
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4:45 $0.99
3. Kamar Barik TURKU
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4:26 $0.99
4. Shupe' TURKU
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3:05 $0.99
5. Olem Ben, Olem Ben TURKU
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4:31 $0.99
6. Rumelaj TURKU
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2:39 $0.99
7. Shab Ayum TURKU
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7:02 $0.99
8. Antalyanin Mor Uzumu TURKU
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4:12 $0.99
9. Variation on a Kurdish Theme TURKU
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12:57 $0.99
10. Lesgi TURKU
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4:56 $0.99
11. Sut Ictim Dilim Yandi TURKU
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2:20 $0.99
12. Gushe Cheman TURKU
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dirty Linen
"Their playing is inspired, even striding into the realm of virtuosic, with an obvious ability for improvisation..."

Album Description
Turku's high energy performance of traditional folk songs of the nomadic tribes of Central Asia's exotic Silk Road, from the Mediteranean to Afghanistan.

About the Artist
Formed in 1996 Turku performs traditional folk music on traditional instruments from the Eurasian subcontinent, including the cultures of Turkey, Persia, Kurdistan, Azerbaijian, and Uzbekistan. Turku has performed from San Francisco to New York City to Samarkand in Central Asia. Turku's first album "Alleys of Istanbul" was released in 1998. In 1999 they released the live concert video "TURKU-Alive 1999." "Nomads of the Silk Road" sets a new standard for the group with even better performances and productions.

Band members: Farzad: violin, ud, vocals
Shahriar Panahi: tar
Ted Monnich: saz, divan
Carla Monnich: davul, zil
David Korup: percussion


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Marisol

This music is beautiful !
This music is beautiful! It brings images of Nomad tribes & their culture, plus the diversity of music of the areas surrounding these cultures that live in the desert!
It is also great music for TRIBAL styles bellydance. Great buy!