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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma - Silk Road Ensemble is 'music of the heart' / Yes! Weekly

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Filmmaker Morgan Neville, whose 2013 music documentary 20 Feet from Stardom won the Oscar as Best Documentary Feature, brings the same insight and enthusiasm to The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a self-explanatory chronicle of the classical-music "super group" formed by the esteemed cellist. The members of the Ensemble hail from all corners of the globe, and for some, their musical abilities were a way to escape countries rife with strife. The scenes where they tell their stories are usually accompanied by their own playing, which adds a further emotional tone to the proceedings. Through all the tumult and tragedy, their beacon has always been their music.

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