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Silk Road Ensemble Celebrates Cultural Harmony

The diverse musicality of the Silk Road Ensemble—some hyper-traditional, some simply hybrid—mirrors the endless variety along the ancient Silk Road itself.  Spices, fragrant oils, gems and silk were bought and sold along the 6,500-kilometer trading route that stretched from China to the Mediterranean. However, cellist and UN Peace Ambassador Yo-Yo Ma says cross-cultural exchanges and understanding were the ancient route’s most precious products. Ma founded the 31-member...

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