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Asia Music
Various Artists
Asia Music
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

Some of the world's greatest artistic and musical treasures followed the famed Silk Road, the great trade route of Central Asia, from India through China and eventually on to Japan. Over the centuries, this migration ha...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Asia Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 6/6/1994
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Contemporary Folk, Far East & Asia, India & Pakistan, India, Jazz Fusion, Bebop, Meditation, By Decade, 1980s, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013711406825, 013711406849

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Some of the world's greatest artistic and musical treasures followed the famed Silk Road, the great trade route of Central Asia, from India through China and eventually on to Japan. Over the centuries, this migration has left its mark on the musical traditions of about half of the world's population; yet despite the recent interest in world music, much of the music of the Far East is still unfamiliar to Western listeners.Asia Music is an unusual primer of Eastern works. The traditions of India, Tibet, China, and Japan are presented side by side with contemporary works that draw on their traditions. Many of the works, both old and new, are surprisingly accessible to Westerners, especially when an ancient piece from an unfamiliar Chinese instrument is heard next to an American piece for the same instrument; or a contemporary Chinese piece for familiar orchestral instruments.The range of music on Asia Music is extraordinary, both historically and sonically. Some pieces are over a thousand years old; others were written within the last decade. Instruments whose techniques and repertoires have developed over centuries are heard, such as the Indian sitar, the Chinese cheng, and the Japanese koto. But modern instruments and technology have also become important features of contemporary Asian music and these recordings include works that combine traditional Oriental sounds with electronic instruments and processing.For the casual listener, Asia Music, is the perfect introduction to some of the richest musical traditions in the world. For the aficionado of music, these recordings will provide the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking blend of the new and old, from musicians representing all of the major Eastern traditions.

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