Virtual Artist Film Night Discussion
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
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.
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble – Watch the HBO Original Documentary | HBO
Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, the Silk Road Ensemble was conceived by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000, and consists of a diverse and rotating lineup of instrumentalists, vocalists, composers and storytellers from around the world.