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World Routes World Routes in China, The Uyghur people and the muqam World Routes: China, The Uighur people of Xinjiang 2000

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.