The Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma featuring Abigail Washburn – Going Home

The Silk Road Ensemble is a project backed by Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma who, “inspired by his curiosity about the world and eager to forge connections across cultures and generations,” founded the non-profit organization to bring performers and composers from all over the world.

You can read more about the project on their website, and follow them on the usual social media suspects– Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.

This time around The Silk Road Ensemble — represented here by Chinese composer Wu Tong, Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh and Ma — collaborating with American folk americana musician Abigail Washburn; who had recently won a Grammy for Best Folk Album with the self-titled Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn with… well, Béla Fleck; with the song Coming Home in both Mandarin and English, an extract of the ensemble’s latest album, Sing Me Home, which will be released on April 22nd as a musical companion to the documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, which will be released in June.

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