The Music of Strangers (G) ***

  • Page Views 4323
  • High Note!

    Do make Vancouver’s Park Theatre your destination to check out The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Ensemble. Watch in awe as this humble New Yorker over a 16 year period brings together some of the world’s most vibrant musicians In a truly unique project.

    IMG_2166Our director here isJohn Neville. You May not know the name but this classy filmmaker shed a bright light  on back up singers in his inspirational 20 Feet From Stardom a few years back. Now the darling of unique musical documentaries turns his considerable talents on a group of world musicians not afraid to speak out. And stand out they do!

    Born out of an idea from Yo-Yo Ma The Music of Strangers really is all about peace. Somehow Ma cobbled together a group of very talented individuals from various parts of the world. Two things they have in common: tremendous musical talent and accomplishments and a desire to better the world by using music as a bridge to peace and way to overcome problems. How noble is that!IMG_2167

    Off we go on a bit of a travelogue intertwined with bits of history to such hot spots as Tehran, Syria and Beijing plus Spain as some very noble musicians/statesmen explain what inspired them to take up an instrument and how local cultures and governments reacted.

    Great music jives with tender heart-warming and heart-breaking tales to make The Music of Strangers a truly uplifting and engaging film.

    By Alan Samuel

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 28 July 2022
      1 week ago No comment

      BBM states in SONA: “We will endure”

      President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. struck a hopeful note in his first State of the Nation Address or SONA on July 25, 2022. Marcos delivered his speech before a joint session of Congress, with Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez behind him. “We ...

    • 28 July 2022
      1 week ago No comment

      Tips to Stay Cool and Safe During Extreme Heat

      Surrey, BC – With warmer than average temperatures arriving, the City of Surrey is reminding residents to take the necessary steps to stay safe in extreme heat, how to spot the signs of heat exhaustion, and where to find public pools, spray parks and air-conditioned civic facilities for heat ...

    • 21 July 2022
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Ed Lantin exhibit, Buto-Buto play showcase Filipino artistry in Vancouver

      Filipino artistry is once again in full display in Vancouver with two shows, and the Philippine Consulate General is at the forefront of promoting these events. One is the Edgardo Lantin Art Exhibit, and the second, a theatrical production titled “Buto/Buto: Bones are Seeds”. The Lantin art exhibit and ...

    • 14 July 2022
      3 weeks ago No comment

      “Heaven Can Wait”: ART ALAFRIZ

      To all of you who have shared my 84 year journey through life no matter how brief, I thank you for being part of it as every moment adds spice and color to a life I consider well lived. LIVING WITH CANCER June 16, 2022 at the Surrey Memorial ...

    • 07 July 2022
      1 month ago No comment

      88 Supermarket Celebrates Canada Day

      88 Supermarket celebrated Canada Day by giving away gift certificates and prizes plus a 2022 Mitsubishi RVR for their annual raffle. Present for the raffle was 88 Supermarket President and CEO Ken Chau, and General Manager Khalil Qureshi as well as James Green of Mitsubishi and Rey Fortaleza, official ...

    %d bloggers like this: