8 episodes

The Freer and Sackler Galleries’ Silk Road Storytelling group is made up of volunteers from the Washington DC community who have cultural ties to various sites along the ancient Silk Road. They trained with professional storyteller Louise Omoto Kessel to learn to tell stories from their homelands including Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan. Here is a sample of their stories. We trust that listeners will experience the many ways that appreciation for family, meaningful work, truth, beauty, and mystery are expressed through these unique voices from along the ancient trading route.

Silk Road Storie‪s‬ Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    • Performing Arts

The Freer and Sackler Galleries’ Silk Road Storytelling group is made up of volunteers from the Washington DC community who have cultural ties to various sites along the ancient Silk Road. They trained with professional storyteller Louise Omoto Kessel to learn to tell stories from their homelands including Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan. Here is a sample of their stories. We trust that listeners will experience the many ways that appreciation for family, meaningful work, truth, beauty, and mystery are expressed through these unique voices from along the ancient trading route.

    Dilber, The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled

    Dilber, The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled

    Stories from Turkey

    • 11 min
    The Ruti Eaters

    The Ruti Eaters

    A story from Bangladesh

    Malik and the King

    Malik and the King

    A story from Bangladesh

    How Asanga Came to See the Future Buddha

    How Asanga Came to See the Future Buddha

    Stories from Tibet

    Jade

    Jade

    A story from China

    The Cow Boy and the Weaving Lady

    The Cow Boy and the Weaving Lady

    A story from China

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