When strangers meet: The Silk Road project

World famous cellist Yo-yo Ma (© Joi Ito/Flickr )

This is the second of two programmes about the Silk Road Project, initiated by acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma, which brings together music and musicians from around the world in an enriching exchange of cultural cross-fertilisation, just as in the Middle Ages, when people like Marco Polo travelling on the Silk Road between Europe and China made eye-opening discoveries. In this programme, Yo-Yo Ma speaks about the Silk Road Project, and we look at what happens when strangers, musicians and cultures meet.

Producers: Dheera Sujan and David Swatling

Broadcast: 2002