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Left Bank Cinema: The Music of Strangers

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

£4 - £5

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


Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Find out more about the film and watch the trailer.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Addictive TV performance which was due to follow this film has now been cancelled.

Supported by Arts Council England


June 29
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
£4 - £5
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Left Bank Leeds


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