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
“Blue Mountains” (1984, dir. Eldar Shengelaia), 97 min – the end of the ongoing SRH retrospective festival of selected masterpieces of Georgian cinema. The film will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.
January 23rd, Saturday, 5-7pm
The SRH upcoming open events:
January 30th, Saturday, 5-7pm – Dr. Tahira Karimova (Samsun, Turkey) on Christianity in Azerbaijan and its music. There will be presented the piece by composer Galib Mamedov who is currently working in the Protestant cathedral of the city Kjvierdal in Norway. A lecture with rare slides and unique music recordings.
February 6th, Saturday, 5-7pm – Dr. Anna Nekrylova (Russia) on the image of “Petrushka” glove puppet-theater along the Silk Roads, including similar types of hand puppets from Iran, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, India, Burma, Japan and more. A slide lecture.
February 14th, Sunday, 1-3pm – Turkmen tales suitable for family audiences, from the ongoing SRH series “Caravan of Stories” – Merv. Our guests Csenge Zalka & Cathryn Fairlee & Dana Sherry (Project Administrator in storytelling programs) & Ann Riley will perform this afternoon at SRH.
Hope to see you there at the Silk Road House in Berkeley, as always!