Friday, August 13, 2010

silk road ensemble with Yo Yo Ma at CEMAC

Classical music and world music used to occupy separate spheres, as if classical music weren't part of the world.
Today that's no longer true, thanks to artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble, who've done more than most to blur or even erase the lines.
What an amazing and uplifting experience at CEMAC THursday evening. Hearing the group in person  is one thousand times better than any cd of theirs that I have heard! The blend of world  music woven in and out of universal themes of society from all cultures, reminded me of the best way to peace and harmony is through acceptance one person at a time.

SIlk Road Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma
Regular member, Shane Shanahan from Livonia (red shirt ) was not with the group on this tour