Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration. Now under the leadership of MacArthur fellow and 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winner Rhiannon Giddens, the Silkroad Ensemble embarks on a new initiative, American Railroad, that amplifies the untold stories of African American, Chinese, Indigenous, Irish and other communities in the creation of North America’s railroads.
American Railroad: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens
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