Since 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble has been at the core of Silkroad’s work in the arts, learning, and cultural entrepreneurship. Under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma and representing dozens of nationalities and musical traditions, Silkroad musicians model new forms of cultural understanding through performances, workshops, and residencies. Inspired by the exchange of ideas that occurred along the historical Silk Road, these global artists draw on the rich tapestry of traditions that make up our many-layered contemporary identities.
The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its new album, Sing Me Home, was developed and recorded alongside the new documentary feature The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville.