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Yo-Yo Ma | Silk Road Ensemble - Global Village 'featured artists' for June

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It's a string thing this time in the Global Village, highlighting some world violin and cello artists and groups including - June featured artists: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, 

With guest performers and imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape - the new album - Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light Yo-Yo Ma. Available from Sony Masterworks, Sing Me Home is a companion developed and recorded alongside The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a documentary feature from Oscar® and Emmy-winning director Morgan Neville that tells the story of the Ensemble and Silkroad, its parent organization.  Produced by Silk Road Ensemble member Johnny Gandelsman and Grammy Award winner Kevin Killen (U2, Kate Bush, Elvis Castello, David Bowie), the album examines the ever-changing idea of home, with original and traditional tunes composed or arranged by members of the Ensemble's unique collective of global artists. Each piece invites listeners to explore the "music of home" through the individual experiences of Ensemble members, many of whom are immigrants. The result is a compelling collection of innovative and deeply moving tributes to the rich cultural heritage of the Balkans, China, Galicia, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Mali, people of the Roma, Syria, and the United States.

Here's music from Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil, who composed for the Ensemble. The show also contains highlights music from the new studio release, Culcha Vulcha, from Snarky Puppy      SEE THE Global Village PAGE