Stony Brook, NY - February 28, 2017 - Actor Stephen Dorff and members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Kinan Azmeh and Christina Pato, will be Tom Needham’s guests this Thursday on the Sounds of Film on WUSB. Stephen Dorff will be discussing his film Wheeler. The movie is about an aspiring country musician and features Dorff's original songs and score. In addition, Kinan Azmeh and Christina Pato will be talking about their HBO film Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Photo: Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Also joining Tom on the program will be Kinan Azmeh and Christina Pato, who are both featured in HBO’s Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, directed by Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville. The film tells the story of an extraordinary group of musicians from around the world who have been coming together to celebrate the universal power of music for the past 17 years. The movie follows the members of the international ensemble as they gather in locations around the world, exploring ways that art can preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble highlights the work of two musicians, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Galician bagpiper Christina Pato. The film was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.