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Yo-Yo Ma | Silk Road Ensemble: Sing Me Home | The Music of Strangers - WRTI Radio

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A new documentary film, The Music of Strangers, and a companion CD, Sing Me Home, feature Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble exploring how music can make us feel at home, no matter where we live. The film from Oscar® and Emmy-winning director Morgan Neville tells the story of the Ensemble and Silkroad. Produced by Silk Road Ensemble member Johnny Gandelsman and Grammy Award winner Kevin Killen (U2, Kate Bush, Elvis Castello, David Bowie), the Sing Me Home 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.

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