The model is learning-by-doing at the side of the best in the business. GSMC’s “just in time” faculty, brought in (sometimes digitally) from North America, Europe and Africa, will rival those of the world’s best universities.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Crowds on the National Mall during the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival...
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is the lead funder and creative partner of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and The Silk Road Project, Inc. At the same time the Trust promotes Central Asian music in Europe and North America, it is also working through the auspices of the Aga Khan Music Initiative for the preservation and promotion of traditional music at the heart of the Silk Road.
Collaboration with the Silk Road Project
The Silk Road Project has a vision of connecting the world's neighborhoods...
The Initiative's creative partnership with the Silk Road Project began in 2000 and has since resulted in festivals, concert tours, recordings and innovative collaborations. The Silk Road Project and its performance unit, the Silk Road Ensemble, both founded and directed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is devoted to exploring musical tradition as a resource for innovation and creativity.