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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2015)

The Music of Strangers (original title)
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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
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Credited cast:
Yo-Yo Ma ... Self
Kinan Azmeh ... Self
Kayhan Kalhor ... Self
Cristina Pato ... Self
Man Wu ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Gandelsman Jonathan Gandelsman ... Self
Osvaldo Golijov ... Self
Nicholas Ma ... Self
Bobby McFerrin ... Self
Kevork Mourad Kevork Mourad ... Self
Dun Tan ... Self
Kojiro Umezaki Kojiro Umezaki ... Self
Tong Wu Tong Wu ... Self
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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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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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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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It's for all of us who love music.
4 March 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Yo Yo Ma is legendary and the movie does act like somewhat of a biography of the man, but it's real focus is creating this orchestra that brings together music from many different nations and many different cultures to see how they would sound all as one. So the film gives us good music and a good message about coming together.

While Ma is most likely the most well known of these musicians (At least for me, anyway) The movie does do a profile of a few of the other musicians as well.

But for the most part, it's an excellent conceptual film that introduces all different types of music in the world and the people who make it and how that music can work as one.

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Release Date:

18 November 2016 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,614, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:

$1,176,781

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,259,588
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