The Great Silk Road played an important role in the development of economic and cultural relations between the people of Europe and Asia. , The caravan route was used for example to transport innovations such as silk, gunpowder and musical instruments.
Caravans, travelling through China, Mongolia, Central Asia and Azerbaijan reached Europe along the coasts of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This is how cultural exchange came about. This fascinating journey is musically reflected in the programme with music from Venice, Constantinople, Shemakha, and Tabriz.