Silk Road House:
A Cultural and Educational Center
Silk Road House is a non-profit organization created to promote and support an
impressive array of diverse ethnic cultural traditions. The main goals of the
Silk Road House are:
Silk Road House symbolizes the connections, communications and bonds between peoples and
cultures united by the Silk Road concept, and at the same time, a real network of the modern
day contacts between those peoples and cultures. The Silk Road House is a welcoming cultural
center where everyone who might be interested could find a wide range of accurate information
concerning the history, culture, and everyday life of Silk Road countries.
- to create a center for the collection of pertinent cultural and historical information
- to provide a place where creative activities can bring to life the traditions of the Silk Road here in United States
- to celebrate the Silk Road's tradition of hospitality
A word of appreciation...
Our special and deepest thanks go to those who have made an array of donations to Silk
Road House by money, various things, books, time, skill or all these together...
Among these generous individuals are (in alphabetical order):
Karen Folger Jacobs
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Joan E. Norvelle
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Santo K. van Ess
...as well as anonymous private donors, the SilkRoad Foundation and the Open Society Institute.
Our cordial thanks to all of you!
- Board of Directors of Silk Road House
The Silk Road House presents: "Azerbaijani art music live: Jeffrey Werbock's mugham program"
Second time at the Silk Road House, to our great satisfaction, Jeffrey Werbock will present a program of instrumental solo improvisations based on traditional Azerbaijani mugham, played on oud fretless wood face short neck lute; tar fretted skin face long neck lute; and kamancha skin face spike fiddle.
Azerbaijani mugham is monophonic modal music, highly microtonal, meter free, densely ornamented, composed of complex melodic lines that are somewhat improvised according to certain traditional rules, and convey a mix of sorrow and joy, exaltation and lament, and an overall sense of both antiquity and otherworldiness.
Mr. Werbock is Chairman of the Mugham Society of America. The mission of Mugham Society of America is to promote awareness of Azerbaijan and its traditional art culture in the English speaking West.
Mr. Werbock has been giving presentations for well over three decades and has performed often at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, World Music Institute, and presents lecture demonstrations at colleges and universities all over the English speaking world. He has been awarded an honorary degree by the National Music Conservatory of Azerbaijan, in Baku, and was recently sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan to perform a solo concert.
The presentation will take place at SRH on Sunday April 26, 5-7pm.
Dear Members of the Silk Road House Community!
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Silk Road House!
Were delighted to let you know that the annual celebration of the Navruz (Nawruz, Nauryz, Norooz) Spring Holiday will be again organized by the SRH at the Hillside Club of North Berkeley located at 2286 Cedar Street. Berkeley.
Please mark your calendar: the event will take place on Saturday, March 29th, from 1 to 5 PM.
A special message with all necessary details will be posted and distributed in due time.
The SRH Board of Directors
Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.