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Travelers exchanged many goods across Asia, from shimmering silks to exotic spices. They also shared their music, art, and religions.

Rhythmic drumbeats. The airy notes of a flute. A sharp clash of cymbals!

These are some of the sounds that a traveler may have heard along the ancient Silk Road.

Musicians played all along the Silk Road—from desert inns to grand palaces. Music was a way for people from different cultures to share ideas and tell stories.

Over time, musical styles and instruments blended and spread across Asia.

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