13 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The master cellist’s border-blurring ensemble examines a deceptively single question: Where is home? Joined by heavyweight guests (including Rhiannon Giddens, Bill Frisell, Sarah Jarosz, and Gregory Porter), the multicultural collective addresses the question in a gorgeous tapestry of musical dialects. The combination of original and traditional works range from spare, sweet folk songs (like the spry Appalachian lilt of “Little Birdie” and mournful “Sadia Jana”) to virtuosic new compositions. None is more lovely than “Going Home,” an exquisite interpretation of the lento from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, rendered as a bi-lingual Mandarin-English duet by Abigail Washburn and Wu Tong.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The master cellist’s border-blurring ensemble examines a deceptively single question: Where is home? Joined by heavyweight guests (including Rhiannon Giddens, Bill Frisell, Sarah Jarosz, and Gregory Porter), the multicultural collective addresses the question in a gorgeous tapestry of musical dialects. The combination of original and traditional works range from spare, sweet folk songs (like the spry Appalachian lilt of “Little Birdie” and mournful “Sadia Jana”) to virtuosic new compositions. None is more lovely than “Going Home,” an exquisite interpretation of the lento from Dvorak’s New World Symphony, rendered as a bi-lingual Mandarin-English duet by Abigail Washburn and Wu Tong.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Gjvon ,

Worth the wait

I strongly recommend this album if you're thinking about buying it. It makes me feel at home, as cliche as it sounds; it does its job. I've not felt so spiritual with music in a long time. Prepare for an emotional journey.

Ffojakeuekfubsydud ,

Great Preorder

Love the Silk Road Ensemble, and just from the two pieces included with the preorder, I can tell that this will be some of their best yet!

Minstrelofthedawn ,

Amazing

The Silk Road Ensemble is so unique and amazing. As a very versatile musician who plays instruments from America, Ireland, Egypt, Australia, Africa, and so many other places, this kind of music appeals to me greatly. It's interesting to see so many different musical cultures overlap in such a beautiful way.

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