Silk Road Storytelling
By Freer Gallery of Art Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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The Freer and Sackler Galleries' Silk Road Storytelling group is made up of volunteers from the Washington DC community who have cultural ties to various sites along the ancient Silk Road. They trained with professional storyteller Louise Omoto Kessel to learn to tell stories from their homelands including Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan. Here is a sample of their stories. We trust that listeners will experience the many ways that appreciation for family, meaningful work, truth, beauty, and mystery are expressed through these unique voices from along the ancient trading route.
||Jade||A story from China||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dilber, The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled||Stories from Turkey||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Malik and the King||A story from Bangladesh||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Peach Boy||A story from Japan||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Discovery of Silk||Stories from China||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Ruti Eaters||A story from Bangladesh||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Asanga Came to See the Future Buddha||Stories from Tibet||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Cow Boy and the Weaving Lady||A story from China||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
These Stories Rock
Great for me, great for the kids. Stories from distant lands told professionally and with flare by people with ancestors from various cultures along the Silk Road.
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- Category: Arts
- Language: English
- © 2006 Freer Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution