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DePauw University's 'Global Musician Workshop' features Silk Road Ensemble / Northeast Indiana Public Radio

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Opening tonight at the Cinema Center, "The Music of Strangers" is a new documentary by Morgan Neville that explores Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's concept of music as a universal language. A few weeks ago, members of the Ensemble shared their techniques right here in Indiana, with the 2nd annual Global Musician Workshop, hosted by DePauw University. "Fewer things bring people together like music," says Cinema Center's Executive Director, Jonah Crismore, adding that, "It is through the art of film, and the story of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, that Cinema Center is able to bring more beautiful music to the community."

For insight on the mission shared by the film, the Ensemble, and the Workshop alike, Eric Edberg, DePauw's Faculty Liaison to Silk Road Ensemble's Global Musician Workshop, took time out from his own vacation travels to join Northeast Indiana Public Radio Julia Meek and discuss the power of those musical "ties that bind."