The Music of Strangers

The Music of Strangers 12A


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2016

Morgan Neville
Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato
96 mins, 2015, USA

From the director of the Oscar®-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom comes the delightful globe-trotting story of celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, his multicultural collective of inspiring master musicians from around the world.

Part stunning travelogue, part intimate portrait, part idealistic and gorgeously observed document of cultural clash and creativity, The Music of Strangers is a colourful, thought-provoking and inspiring celebration. Bringing together instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers in locations all across the world, it exemplifies music's ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

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