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Country: China
Tarim, a large band based in China, sit on rugs together in the middle of a garden with various fruits in the center, and pose with their instruments.
Photo Credit: Tarim


Theirs are the ancient songs of the Silk Road, the melodies of the Uygurs, the Kazaks, the Kirkiz; the rhythms of the Hui, the Uzbek, and Tatars. As you listen, close your eyes–the sounds will take you to the spice markets, deserts, and vineyards of western China, a land of vast contrast, scale, and history. Experience Tarim (pronounced tah-rim), an ensemble of musicians and dancers from the Cultural Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.