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What might happen when strangers meet? / Inlander

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This was the question renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma asked himself in 2000, when he first pulled together more than 60 world-class musicians and composers for an epic classical jam session that eventually evolved into a global supergroup of sorts called the Silk Road Ensemble. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble goes a long way - literally - in its efforts to answer that question as it tells the story of Ma and the group and their struggles to make their divergent backgrounds merge into beautiful music. Director Morgan Neville, an Oscar winner two years ago for his brilliant documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, bounds across the globe to tell the stories of these musicians hailing from places like Iran, Syria, Spain and China.

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