Discovering Home: An Evening with the Silk Road Ensemble

Date: 

Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal/Silkroad
Free and open to the public. RSVP here.
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Join members of the Silk Road Ensemble for an evening of music, food, and exploring notions of home through distinct traditions and personal stories. Starting from a focus on Japan, these renowned musicians will reflect on their journeys and traditions and will explore the unexpected places and paths where Ensemble members—of Japanese origins and beyond—have found home.

The Silk Road Ensemble is in residence at Harvard University. Their new album, Sing Me Home, consciously explores what it means to be home through crossing cultural boundaries. The album was developed and recorded alongside the new documentary feature The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble from director Morgan Neville, following members of the Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. For more information, visit silkroadproject.org.