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Mozart's Attic: The music from the Silk Road

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The Silk Road was a network of trade routes spanning the Eurasian land mass and in use for more than 2,000 years, cross-fertilizing cultures from Europe to the Orient and most everything in-between.

Not surprisingly, a considerable amount of music arose along the way, from ancient times, through commerce, warfare and invasion; among the Russian Orientalists; and in Asian music of today.

We’ll touch on just a fraction of the music from the Silk Road on this week’s program.

Sunday at 6:00 p.m. on WFIT 89.5 FM, streaming at WFIT.org, or ask your smart speaker to play WFIT.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)