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The Silk Road of Pop: Music in the Most Unlikely of Places in China

Documentarian Samir Farooq presents a look inside the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Xinjiang region, where a burgeoning music scene is on the cusp of arrival. Across the span of small cities and vast stretches of desert, groups of young people come together to create their unique takes on hip-hop, metal and rock music, not to mention visual art. At the heart of this documentary is the divide between tradition and contemporary art, as framed by the deep-seeded passion each group holds. Enjoy a trailer for the video above.

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