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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:
  • 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 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 Announcements
Sonidos de Asia – along the Ruta de Ceda.
Dear all,

We have exciting news. Our discs from the series “Musical Treasures of the Silk Road House” will be played and commented in Spanish! Let’s quote:

“Tonight, July 7, 2014, the first program on the Silk Road music will be broadcasted. I decided to start with Faik Chelebi, the Azeri tar-player. The second program will be next Monday night (10 p.m. Colombia time), July 14: Elmira Janabergenova, the Kazakh singer.

Thank you again for sending me those wonderful recordings.

All the best,

Mauricio Martínez R.
-Productor de "Sonidos de Asia", UN Radio 98.5 F.M. (lunes 10 p.m.)
- The Asian performing arts lecturer, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia.

Creador de:
-Enciclopedias Web de Artes Escénicas de Asia

-Artes Escénicas de Asia en Facebook
-Canal de videos Artes Escénicas de Asia en YouTube.”

Mauricio Martínez is making his one-hour weekly programs at the local radio station (UN Radio 98.5 - Colombia National University Radio Station, Bogota). He is writing to the Silk Road House (quote again):
“For years, I have been interested in the Silk Road cultures. Actually, my first website, which is the gate to my Web Encyclopedias of Asian Performing Arts in Spanish, is (‘Ruta de Seda’ means ‘Silk Road’ in Spanish). I chose that domain name since in my research trips in Asia I have made a kind of Silk Road myself: I studied and researched in India, China, Japan and South Korea. Besides, when I was studying in India, I had the chance to visit Uzbekistan for two months – it was in 1988, when it was still part of USSR. I had the great opportunity to visit the magical Samarkand."

With my projects I am trying to introduce Asian performing arts and intangible heritage in Spanish, and frequently I speak about the Silk Road cultures.”

Bravo, Mauricio, and Thank You!