Arts at UNCW

Silk Road

The Silk Road Ensemble

The Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages differences, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble represent dozens of artistic traditions and countries, from Spain and Japan to Syria and the United States. Off the stage, they lead professional development and musician-training workshops, create residency programs in schools, museums, and communities, and experiment with new media and genres to share Silkroad’s approach to radical cultural collaboration. The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its Grammy Award-winning album, Sing Me Home, was developed and recorded alongside the 2016 documentary feature about Silkroad, The Music of Strangers.