Sounds of The Silk Road: Five artists defining the modern trade route

Story highlights

  • We asked music experts across The Silk Road to name an emerging talent from each country'
  • Meet the rising stars of Chinese electronica and Turkish jazz

'The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future' travels east to west along this ancient trade route, exploring how traditional culture, arts, and trade have developed in the 21st century. This month we explore Scandinavia.

(CNN)When plucky traders trekked the silk route hundreds of years ago, the only sounds to accompany them were the thud of hooves, slow breath of camels and rush of the desert wind.

Today's Silk Road travellers may go by plane, truck or bicycle, but there's a good chance they've got music to stimulate their senses along the adventure.<