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Karavan Sari

Electro World Fusion Music and Dance of the Silk Road
Silk Road Electronica World Fusion Music & Dance Middle Eastern to Indian ethnic melodies meet electronic world beats with Lush synths and mesmerizing dance. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, electronics and vocalist Narayan Sijan lived on the Silk Road from 1994-2006, learning and performing music with mystics, masters and locals on a shoestring budget. He creates innovative alchemy of musical storytelling from original compositions and arranged traditional melodies.

Choreographer Schirin Chams-Diba offers a visual feast of temple and classic dances of the Silk Road, invoking elegant movement traditions of her native Persian lands, the colorful gypsies of India, and the alluring power of belly dance. Electronic music is created by two-time GRAMMY nominee producer and programmer Carmen Rizzo whose credits range from Seal, Paul Oakenfold, A.R. Rahman and co-founded the world/electronic act Niyaz. Karavan Sarai’s debut album Woven Landscapes (2015) reached #6 on the world music charts (CMJ), Painted Sands (2018) peaked at #4 with over 10 weeks in the top ten world music charts (NACC). Festival highlights include Symbiosis and Lighting in a Bottle to performing art centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Egypt. This evocative visual and sonic journey carries listeners to a nighttime courtyard of a virtual Silk Road inn, the Karavan Sarai that gave the project its name.