TARIM: Uyghur Song & Dance Ensemble, China

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March 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
Doudna Fine Arts Center
one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus in Charleston, IL.

Theirs are the ancient songs of the Silk Road, the melodies of the Uyghurs, the Kazaks, the Kirkiz; the rhythms of the Hui, the Uzbek and Tatars. As you listen, close your eyes— the sounds will take you to the spice markets, deserts and vineyards of western China, a land of vast contrast, scale, and history. Experience TARIM, an ensemble of musicians and dancers from the Cultural Bureau of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

An Arts Midwest initiative, the 2011-13 Arts Midwest World Fest is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, MetLife Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest in support of Yamma Ensemble. Arts Midwest World Fest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.

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