Author: Theodore C. Levin
Source: Asian Music, Vol. 12, No. 1, Symposium on Art Musics in Muslim Nations (1980), pp. 149-158
Published by: University of Texas Press
Theodore Levin is a specialist on music, expressive culture, and traditional spirituality in Central Asia and Siberia. His two books, The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia and Where Rivers and Mountains Sing: Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond are both published by Indiana University Press. As an advocate for music and musicians from other cultures, he has produced recordings, curated concerts and festivals, and contributed to international arts initiatives. He served as the first executive director of the Silk Road Project, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and currently serves as Senior Project Consultant to the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, and as a chair of the Arts and Culture sub-board of the Soros Foundations' Open Society Institute. He is currently working on a book on culture and development in Asia, and completing a 10-volume CD-DVD series, Music of Central Asia, released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.