In the final part of Lucy Duran's profiles of China she reaches the desert region of Xinjiang, part of the ancient Silk Route. Here the Uighur people, who first came under Chinese rule two thousand years ago, are reaffirming their cultural identity through their vibrant and energetic music.
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Xinjiang region on the silk route.
Lucy Duran is in the Xinjiang region on the silk route, home to the Uighur’s.
In a Uighur family courtyard.
Lucy is in a Uighur family courtyard in Xinjiang with local musicians.
Xinjiang’s lively pop music.
Lucy talks about Xinjiang’s lively pop music scene.
Lucy is in a busy market.
Lucy is in a busy market where ten musicians are playing on a huge carpet.
Lucy meets Xinjiang’s most famous singer, Pasha Isha, who also plays the dutar.
In a restaurant, Lucy’s producer tries to down a large glass of ‘fire water’.