Silk Road

The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea.

While the term is of modern coinage, the Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty (207 BCE – 220 CE). The Han dynasty expanded Central Asian sections of the trade routes around 114 BCE, largely through missions and explorations of the Chinese imperial envoy, Zhang Qian. The Chinese took great interest in the safety of their trade products and extended the Great Wall of China to ensure the protection of the trade route.

Trade on the Silk Road played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China, the Subcontinent, Persia, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance political and economic relations between the civilizations. Though silk was certainly the major trade item exported from China, many other goods were traded, and religions, syncretic philosophies, and various technologies, as well as diseases, most notably plague, also spread along the Silk Routes. In addition to economic trade, the Silk Road was a route for cultural trade among the civilizations along its network.

The main traders during antiquity included the Chinese, Arabs, Turks, Indians, Persians, Somalis, Greeks, Syrians, Romans, Georgians, Armenians, Bactrians, and (from the 5th to the 8th century) the Sogdians.

In June 2014 UNESCO designated the Chang'an-Tianshan corridor of the Silk Road as a World Heritage Site.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Silk Road (4) - Silk Road 2000 CD, Album
Silk Road (2) - Funtique 2006 CD, Album
No Image Silk Road - Tokyo湾ブルース 1977 Vinyl, LP, Album
Silk Road - 情熱の花 1979 Vinyl, LP, Album
Silk Road (3) - High Speed Rockabilly / Ballade 2014 CD, Promo, Stereo
シルクロード* - 蒼い砂漠 / 丘の家 1969 Vinyl, 7"
Silk Road Assassins - Reflection Spaces 2016 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin 2019 Vinyl, 12", Album
Silk Road Music - Endless 1997 CD, Album
The Silk Road - Justice for Daniel CD, EP
Silk Road Assassins - Reflection Spaces 2016 File, FLAC, EP
Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin 2019 Vinyl, 12", Album
Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin 2019 File, FLAC, Album
Silk Road Music - Village Tales 2001 CD, Album
Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin 2019 CD, Album
The Silk Road - The Silk Road 2017 CD
Silk Road Assassins - Deadcell / 3M Kunai 2016 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Stereo
Silk Road Assassins - Reflection Spaces 2016 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin 2019 CDr, Album, Promo
The Silk Road Ensemble - Off The Map 2009 CD, Album
The Silk Road Ensemble - Falling Out Of Time: A Tone Poem In Voices 2020 CD
シルクロード・長南百合子* - 終章 1975 Vinyl, 7", Single
Autumn Cloud, Silk Road Music - Journey With Her Pipa 琵琶行 2006 CD, Album
長南百合子とシルクロード* - オサム 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble* - Sing Me Home 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album
The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma - A Playlist Without Borders 2013 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon 2004 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma - A Playlist Without Borders 2013 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble* - Sing Me Home 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Enchantment 2004 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 Cassette, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble* - Sing Me Home 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon 2011 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home 2016 CD, Album, Stereo
Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble* - Sing Me Home 2021 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home 2016 File, FLAC, Album, Stereo
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon 2004 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon 2006 CD, Album, Club Edition, Reissue
The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma - A Playlist Without Borders 2013 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble* - Sing Me Home 2016 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album
Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble* - Sing Me Home 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - New Impossibilities 2007 CD
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys 2001 CD, Album, Club Edition

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