Virtual Artist Film Night Discussion - The Music of Strangers - Silk Road Emsemble with Yo-Yo Ma - July 26 - 6-7pm

West Marin Commons Admin • June 27, 2021

Virtual Artist Film Night Discussion

Please join us on Monday, July 26, 6-7 pm for a discussion of the film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silkroad Ensemble  The film follows members of the ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film focus on the personal journeys of a small group of Silkroad Ensemble mainstays — Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) — to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Director Morgan Neville

Watch the film then join us on Zoom to enjoy rich film conversation.
Hosts: Debra Amerson and Larry Rippee
You can see the film at these links:
Free streaming on Kanopy:
 on Prime:



From the director of the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” comes the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective, The Silk Road Ensemble, created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.


on HBO: