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SRE's Kinan Azmeh and Christina Pato discuss 'Music of Strangers' on WUSB: The Sounds of Film / LongIsland.com

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Members of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Kinan Azmeh and Christina Pato, will be Tom Needham's guests this Thursday on the Sounds of Film on WUSB. They will be talking about their HBO film Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville. The film tells the story of an extraordinary group of musicians from around the world who have been coming together to celebrate the universal power of music for the past 17 years. The movie follows the members of the international ensemble as they gather in locations around the world, exploring ways that art can preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble highlights the work of two musicians, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Galician bagpiper Christina Pato. The film was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.

The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest-running film-themed radio show.  For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on the Internet. Previous guests include Laurie Anderson, Chuck D., Dionne Warwick, Ralph Macchio, Jim Breuer, Kurtis Blow, Michael Moore and Lalo Schifrin.

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