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The Music of Strangers (2015)

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

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Morgan Neville
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yo-Yo Ma ... Himself
Kinan Azmeh ... Himself
Kayhan Kalhor ... Himself
Cristina Pato ... Herself
Man Wu ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Gandelsman Jonathan Gandelsman ... Himself
Osvaldo Golijov ... Himself
Nicholas Ma Nicholas Ma ... Himself
Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin ... Himself
Kevork Mourad Kevork Mourad ... Himself
Dun Tan ... Himself
Kojiro Umezaki Kojiro Umezaki ... Himself
Tong Wu Tong Wu ... Himself
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Mandarin | Persian

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sound of Silk See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,612, 12 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,161,574, 25 September 2016
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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A poster for this film can be seen in The Big Bang Theory: The Line Substitution Solution (2016) when the guys are waiting in line at the theater. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Line Substitution Solution (2016) See more »

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a movie that inspires hope and joy
13 August 2016 | by lews22See all my reviews

This movie is screening in New Zealand as part of the International Film Festival.

It is one of the most moving films I have seen in a long time. Yo Yo Ma and the other members of the Silk Road Ensemble are not only brilliant musicians, they are inspirational human beings.

Their passion for music and their ability to blend the music of different cultures is fully on display in the movie; sometimes their music filled me with joy; at other times it moved me to tears.

The most moving scene for me was to see the two Syrian members of the Ensemble going into the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan and reaching out to the children their with their music and their message of hope. I defy anyone to watch it with dry eyes. Truly a movie for the times we are living in.


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