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Yo-Yo-Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble Take A Sidetrip / Echoes

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World fusion took on classical dimensions when Yo-Yo Ma formed his acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. He brought together musicians and composers from around the world to create a new dialogue in a hybrid cultural sound. The Silk Road Ensemble is in its 16th year and its music horizons just keep getting broader.  Their new album, Sing Me Home features guest performances by guitarist Bill Frisell, banjoist Abigail Washburn, and African kora players Toumani Diabate and Balla Kouyate among eight others from around the world. In addition, there is a new documentary, The Music Of Strangers directed by Morgan Neville who won an Oscar for his film, 20 Feet From Stardom. We get a few feet from a different kind of stardom with Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Johny Gandelsman And Wu Man Of The Silk Road Ensemble. John DiLiberto talks with Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble.

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