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Silk Road House:
A Cultural and Educational Center
 
Welcome!

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:
  • 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
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.
 
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):
Ruth Abrass
Navruz Avloni
Shirchin Baatar
Hanna Bailey
Elena Balashova
Alexander Bapa
Natalie Bondar
Kathleen Braunstein
Genrietta Bykin
Maria Bykin
JoAnn Conrad
Dieter Christensen
Wayne Eastep
Patrick Hayes
David Hooson
Karen Folger Jacobs
Anait Khudanazarova
Jack Kollmann
Robert E. Lee
Cariadne Margaret Mackenzie
Semion and Ludmila Mirkin
Scott Morgan
Aiman and Mairbek Mussipov
Elmira and Werdana Mussipov
Zhanara Nauryzbaeva
Karen Nelsen
Joan E. Norvelle
Beket Nurzhanov
James O.Bailey
Akin Orhun
Skydrite Rubene
Vadim Ryvkin
Ernar Sagatov
Turburam Sandagdorj
Martin Schwartz
Chris and Steve Shaw
Zhuldyz and Lloyd Shimabukuro
Elizabeth Shedd
Tatiana Shubin
Omerjan and Aygul Siddik
Irina Serkebaeva
John Sommer
Kemal Sonmez
Tenzin Tsophel
Orna Uranchimeg-Tsultem
Bayan Tulegenova
Leonid Urjuk
Santo K. van Ess
Albina Yerzhanova
Joanne Yoshimura

...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
 
Current Events
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!

We’re 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.