Rauf Islamov, Ali Asgar Mammadov and other Silk Road Ensemble members conduct a workshop with the Middle East Ensemble at the University of California, Santa Barbara
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The Silk Road Project leads “Creating a Life with Music” workshops designed to engage young musicians in the discovery of their own musical voices and in the investigation of what it means to be a musician in today’s global culture.
The Project also custom-designs workshops with music students and proponents of traditional music around the world as a vehicle to learn about each other’s musical and cultural traditions. Reciprocal workshops have been conducted in Azerbaijan, China and the United States.
The Silk Road Ensemble also engages in commissioning workshops with composers to develop new music.