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Of Note for Thurs., Apr. 21, 2016: Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road

 When superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma founded his project Silk Road in 1998 he was "eager to forge connections across cultures, disciplines and generations." Eighteen years later and the Silk Road Ensemble is thriving with a new release titledSing Me Homean album that Ma says "demonstrates the power of curiosity, evolving tradition and cultural exchange."

It's a collaborative effort with musicians and composers from all backgrounds, with collaborators that include Grammy-nominated Sarah Jarosz and jazz vocalist Gergory Porter, just to name a few. Hear highlights in Thursday's program coming up at 11 a.m. only here on KUAF.

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