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Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble's Universal Language Of Music Heard Loud & Clear In Indiana

Opening tonight at the Cinema Center, "The Music of Strangers" is a new documentary by Morgan Neville that explores Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's concept of music as a universal language.

A few weeks ago, members of the Ensemble shared their techniques right here in Indiana, with the 2nd annual Global Musician Workshop, hosted by DePauw University.

Credit Global Musicians Workshop
Small group session at this year's Global Musician Workshop with the Silk Road Ensemble at DePauw University

"Fewer things bring people together like music," says Cinema Center's Executive Director, Jonah Crismore, adding that, "It is through the art of film, and the story of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, that Cinema Center is able to bring more beautiful music to the community."

For insight on the mission shared by the film, the Ensemble, and the Workshop alike, Eric Edberg, DePauw's Faculty Liaison to Silk Road Ensemble's Global Musician Workshop, took time out from his own vacation travels to join  WBOI's Julia Meek by telephone, and discuss the power of those musical "ties that bind."

Watch the official trailer for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's "The Music of Strangers" here:

Event Information:

The Music of Strangers @ Cinema Center, Fort Wayne
Opening Night: Friday, July 22nd, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Pre-screening Musical Performance by Jane Heald & Members of the Global Musicians Workshop

For screening times and ticket information, visit Cinema Center's website.

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