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In the five decades since the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, then just 7 years old, performed for President John F. Kennedy, his name has become virtually synonymous with classical music. But it is an entirely different sort of music, one almost undefinable, that is at the heart of "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble," the new movie from filmmaker Neville Morgan. "I'd like to hope that it's a kind of contemporary classical, or world music that is not about homogenization," says Ma over the phone, shortly before performing with the Baltimore Symphony. "It is actually organic."

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