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Northern California - Festival of the Silk Road 2010


Saturday May 8, 2010
Mexican Heritage Theater 6:30PM

Concert of Dance, Music & Poetry from Central Asia and the Silk Road.

Fun for the whole family!! A stellar cast of Bay Area world dance and music groups, a Silk Road bazaar, Art Exhibit, and many special guests.

Dance, Music & Poetry of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, China, Tajikistan, Indonesia and more…

Mexican Heritage Theater
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA [map it!]

Silk Road Bazaar Arts, Crafts and cultural exhibits @ 6:30pm, Concert starts @ 8pm


Featuring concert performances by Ballet Afsaneh – the Bay Area’s critically acclaimed Silk Road performance ensemble, Yore Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble, Chinese Performing Arts of America, Wan-Chao Dance, Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance & Music, Shahrzad Dance Company, Niosha Dance Academy. Musical guests include: Homayun Sakhi and Salar Nader Afghan Ensemble, Persian music by Neema Hekmat – Pourya Khademi, Salar Khoshfahm, Salokhiddin Fakhriev Tajik/Uzbek percussion, celebrated guest artist Moses Sedler on cello, vocalists Bon Singer of Ya Elah, and Sonja Drakulich of Stellamara…. many more!

Tickets: $18 General, $12 Children & Seniors, $25 Sponsor
By Phone: (800) 838-3006 (24/7 Hot Line)

Artists Websites:
Homayoun Sakhi



Salar Nader



Moses Sedler



Pourya Khademi



Sonja Drakulich of Stellamara



Yore Turkish Folkdance Ensemble



Wan-Chao Dance



Gadung Kasturi, Balinese Dance & Music



Chinese Performing Arts of America



Niosha Dance Academy



Shahrzad Dance Company



Bon Singer – of Ya Elah



Ballet Afsaneh

Afsaneh-Ar- Culture-Society


Produced by the Afsaneh Art & Culture Society in association with Yore Turkish Folkdance, Chinese Performing Artists of America, Wan Chao Chang Dance Company, Shahrzad Dance Company, Niosha Dance Academy, the Arts Council Silicon Valley, and the Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of San Jose.

Information on the Ballet Afsaneh Website