Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

“I’m always trying to figure out how I fit in the world, which I think I share with 7 billion other people.” This statement by Yo-Yo Ma in the documentary film release, “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the SilkRoad Ensemble” places us all in the same predicament – how do we make sense of human existence and arrive at a place filled with possibility and hope.

This film captures the story of the musicians who joined with Yo-Yo Ma, each bringing their unique musical genius and cultural perspective, to create an eclectic mix of styles and messages. A number of the musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble have compelling stories of separation from loved ones and their native countries. But each, individually and most assuredly collectively, demonstrate that those who attempt to “kill the human spirit” find that “the spirit responds with the revenge of beauty.”

This is a very special film released on June 20, 2016, in select theaters. Do whatever you can to find a theater where it is playing or put it on your “must see” list for the future. It offers deep wisdom about music, culture, and leadership.







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