SILK ROAD CONNECT 2014
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Saturday, April 26th 2014 Save the Date! 6th Annual Festival of the Silk Road
Many thanks to all who celebrated the 5th annual Festival of the Silk Road with us on May 18, 2013 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater in San Jose. A special salute to all of the amazing artists and volunteers! We look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 26th, 2014!!
Read on below to explore events and memories from the 2013 Festival.
Family fun began at 2pm in the lovely gardens of the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater with dance workshops, live music, folkdancing and more. A picnic enjoyed with friends and family under the palm trees surrounded by roses! Evening concert performances in the 500 seat theater featured amazing dance, music and poetry from across the Silk Road region including Iran, China, Armenia, the Balkans, Turkey, India, Tajikistan, Greece, Egypt, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, the Roma and more...
Folkdancing, Traditional Costume Exhibit, Workshop activities and the Silk Road Bazaar exhibit in the beautiful gardens, plaza, and theater lobby. Performances with special guests Edessa Music Ensemble, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Aycan Yeter, the California Folkdance Federation, and traditional costume and handicraft exhibits. The ever popular Silk Road Bazaar offers traditional clothing, art, and light refreshments. Bring a family picnic, or enjoy a reasonably priced delicious Mediterranean meal and Persian foods courtesy of Golnazar Gourmet Catering, and Arabian Bites.
Student Showcase theater performance featuring the amazing Niosha Dance Academy, the Afsaneh Dance Academy, ARAX Armenian Dance, and more.
Featuring Music guests: Imamyar Hasanov & Pezhham Akhavass, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Edessa Balkan & Greek Music Ensemble, and Zaryab Persian Music Ensemble with Neema Hekmat. Dance Artists: Ballet Afsaneh, ARAX Armenian Dance, Chinese Performing Arts of America, Hala Dance, Shahrzad Dance Company, Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, Vionikos Greek Dance, Aycan Yeter, Yore Turkish Dance.
$30 & $45 (VIP) Ticket prices include both the 6:00pm Evening Student Showcase Concert and the 8:00pm Silk Road All Stars Concert. Kids & Seniors are $18.