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Silk Road Bayram (Festival)

Wed, Jul 13, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Alumni Hall, in the Union Building of the Indiana University

Silk Road Bayram (Festival)

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University and the Silk Road Institute Present The 19th Annual Silk Road Bayram in a program of Dance and music of the Turkic World of the Silk Road Cultures

Featuring guest artists Cavit Tebrizli (Turkey), Hasan Mamedov (Turkmenistan/Russia), Simin Sabri (Norway/Azerbaijan) & Behrouz Farrokhi (USA/ Azerbaijan)

With Music and dance from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, East Turkistan, Greece, Middle East, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Cultural Fair, 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7-10 p.m.
Includes a Fashion Show

Location: Alumni Hall, in the Union Building of the Indiana University

Free public event

Silk Road Bayram (Festival)

“Bayram” is a Turkic word for celebration. On Wednesday, July 13 we invite you to join us in celebrating the music and cultures of the Silk Road, the historical route that connected East and West. The 19th Annual Silk Road Festival is a showcase of the arts of this famous route traveled since 200 BC.

Marco Polo was one of the better known historical figures to enjoy the treasures of the peoples living along its course. But now Bloomington, Indiana has become a portal that connects us to the traditions and the fine arts of this ancient route that have contributed very much to our global community.

The schedule of events includes handcraft displays, music and dance performances, lectures and a fashion show. Each visual art and performance spotlights important aspects of life along the Silk Road. Thanks to the generous support of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
of Indiana University (IAUNRC) and the Silk Road Institute all events are free and open to the public. This educational program is also made possible by the support of numerous Indiana University departments, community cultural organizations and local businesses.

Guests from outside Bloomington are advised to visit www.visitbloomington.com to learn more about accommodations and related information. Campus maps may be found at www.iub.edu/visit.

Please check with the Silk Road Ensemble website (www.silkroadensemble.com) for further information. We look forward to welcoming you at the 2011 Silk Road Festival on beautiful Bloomington campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Questions?

Please contact us at: news@silkroadensemble.com, (812) 322-4702
Visit our website: www.Silkroadensemble.com