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Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road members Vvsit WNYC's Soundcheck

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has long been one of the country's most celebrated interpreters of classical music, but for the last two decades his Silk Road Ensemble has used music to build bridges across cultures. The latest recording from the always-rotating cast of master musicians is Sing Me Home, the companion album to a new documentary about the group called The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. The record is tinctured with sounds from Ireland, The Balkan Peninsula, East Asia, the American South, India, Mali, and beyond. Click the player above to hear Yo-Yo Ma, banjo star Abigail Washburn (singing in Mandarin!), and members of The Silk Road Ensemble perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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