Titled Sing Me Home, the album explores the ever-changing idea of home through original and traditional folk tunes interpreted by the Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma, and a range of remarkable guest artists, including Galician musicians and Rústica members Davide Salvado, Anxo Pintos and Roberto Comesaña, that Cristina brought to the Silk Road to record the song Cabaliño, a new arrangement of this beautiful traditional Galician song. Other renowned artist include Gregory Porter, Bill Frisell, Sarah Jarosz, and Abigail Washburn.
In case you are so eager in anticipation as we are for Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, the documentary film that tells the story of the Silk Road and some of its members, including Cristina, you can now watch the Official Trailer at the bottom of this post.
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will be released in US theaters on June 10th.
In other news, Cristina’s album with Davide Salvado, Anxo Pintos and Roberto Comesaña, Rústica, has been selected finalist by a professional jury for the Independent Music Awards, in the category “Best Galician Album”. You can vote for it here →
The awards ceremony will take place on April 19th in the Teatro Nuevo Apolo in Madrid.
The Silk Road USA Tour that has led the ensemble to several cities of the USA West Coast has been a wild success. With sold-out concerts in pretty much all the venues they performed in, they have received rave reviews from the critics. The concerts featured The Latina 6/8 Suite, the piece commissioned by Cristina for her album Latina, as well as the piece Vojo, by Cristina and Kojiro Umezaki. Here’s what some of the reviews had to say: Continue reading