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<Cross Cultural Courses> - Central Asia Cultures

Central Asia Cultures

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We live in a truly global community and it is critical that we appreciate and gain greater insight into the diversity of cultures that surround us. Today there is a great interest in learning about the Silk Road, the ancient trade route which connected the people of East and West, where ancient civilizations traveled, traded and flourished throughout millennia. We are fascinated by the stories and legends of the Silk Road, the lure of exotic places and the discovery of hidden cultural treasures.

Let us help you explore these attractions with our customized courses for your organizations.

Museums “Global Weekend on the Silk Road”

Host a “Silk Road Global Weekend” for adults and children. We can arrange for a variety of performers including dancers, singers, folk musicians, handicraftsman, and artists to share their work and culture with museum visitors. Visitors can have the opportunity to join in with the dancers, observe process of embroidering silk, try their hands at calligraphy, listen to storytellers, and learn about Silk Road spices (such as saffron, pepper tea, coriander, anise, cloves, oregano, ginger, tea) as well as learn to cook Silk Road cuisine based on the ancient recipes.

Zulya, Thank you so much for your presentation at the American Museum of Natural History. We enjoyed hearing and watching you work and for Marcia and me, it just made us want to see Central Asia even more. You are a superb presenter and beautiful hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Don Flaks (NY)

Universities “Silk Road Education”

Because of our great passion for teaching others about the Silk Road, we have designed broad educational sessions on that include discussions of this ancient network of culture, economy, and technology that connected East to West. These sessions will integrate audience participation as well as contributions from local and international communities.

Your presentation about Uzbekistan, Silk Road Center and its cultural heritage was very interesting. Rafiz Abazov, Columbia University (NY)

Schools “Around the World in Two Days”

The “Around the World in Two Days” programs cover different countries and cultures of the Silk Road, one of the world’s oldest and historically important transcontinental trade routes. During this event, students travel back in time along the ancient Silk Road to glimpse soaring architecture, rich history, and hospitable peoples. They will have the opportunity to view ancient traditions such as a bridal tea ceremony, as well as learn about the music, art, trade languages, and belief systems of this region. We live in a truly global community, and it is critical that our young generation gain greater insight and appreciation of the diversity of cultures that surround them.

We were delighted to feature you at one of our 5th grade assemblies and work with you to create an interesting and highly visual program. Not only did the students travel back in time along the ancient Silk Road to get a glimpse of Uzbekistan’s soaring architecture, rich history and hospitable peoples. Berit Stover, Bragg School (NJ)

Communities “Cultural Values”

For our customized programs geared toward communities, we talk about the unique traditions of Central Asians, who pride themselves on their warm hospitality, closeness within families, neighborhood responsibility for the safety and well being of all members, respect for elderly people, unique crafts. We display handicraft items and ancient Silk Road buildings, demonstrate a tea ceremony, the reception of Bride, traditional dances, and music.

This program can be designed for:

  • Historical Societies and Libraries
  • Women’s Groups, Newcomers Clubs, Moms Clubs, Dads Organizations, International Clubs
  • Nursing Facilities
  • 55 + groups, Senior’s groups
Zulya was kind enough to share a presentation of Uzbek traditions with us, which was absolutely fascinating. Tammy Mohan, International Friends Club (NY, NJ)

Diversity Groups “Cross Cultural Communications, Business and Culture”

Working, meeting, dealing, entertaining, negotiating and corresponding with colleagues or clients from different cultures. Understanding and appreciating intercultural differences ultimately promotes clearer communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust, strengthens relationships, opens horizons and yields tangible results in terms of business success. 

Dear Zulya, I wanted to convey our appreciation to you for taking the time to discuss with our International students the benefits of owning a small business and working as Your own boss. Your frankness and honesty helped to inform the students and gave them something to consider for their own futures. Mary Prignano, Centenary College Summer Culture and Language Program

 Workshops and cross cultural courses will include interesting lectures and powerpoint presentations on the history of the Silk Road; its origins, trade and commerce, silk, paper and other Silk Road goods, cities along the Silk Road, its impact on today’s trade, communication and business, music, dance performances and an exhibit of arts and handicrafts.

As you know for many centuries the Silk Road connected merchants, pilgrims, warriors, philosophers and artisans of all kinds. Cultures and traditions from all points in Europe and Asia; science, philosophy, art, religion and craftsmanship spread in all directions, dispersing in the fascinating cities like Bukhara, Samarkand, Bagdad and Kashgar that grew up along the way . In addition to silk, other precious commodities made their way along these routes. Traders from the west carried gold and other precious metals and stones, ivory and glass. In the opposite direction came furs, ceramics, jade, bronze, lacquer and iron. Pomegranates, carrots, apricots and safflowers enhanced the cuisine of the east. Amber, myrrh and frankincense enriched foreign courts. Elephants, peacocks, leopards, yaks and horses made the trip. Even the ubiquitous apple had its start in the forests of Central Asia! The Silk Road was truly the bridge between East and West.

If you would like to have Zulya Rajabova’s informative, multi-dimensional lectures and courses on the Silk Road, both past and present please contact us with a detailed request.