Who is Yo-Yo Ma? <ul><li>World renounced Cello Player </li></ul><ul><li>Born in France to Chinese parents in 1955. </li></...
If you haven’t heard Yo-yo Ma….. You can hear his music right now! Turn up your volume & click the speaker phone to the le...
The Silk Road Project   http://www.Silkroadproject.org <ul><li>Started in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma. </li></ul><ul><li>  Mission:  ...
What is the “Silk Road” ?  <ul><li>“ The Silk Road” is not just ONE road, rather, it is a series of roads that became an a...
Silk Road Ensemble <ul><li>Consists of professional orchestra members who represent 20 different countries! </li></ul><ul>...
Kamancheh Morin Khuur Pipa
Silk Road Connect <ul><li>Yo-yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble interacts with underserved middle and high school students in ...
SPICE <ul><li>aka: Stanford Program on International Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Education </li></ul><ul><li>Provides...
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This presentation is by a student from "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change," part of the online education program at The School for New Learning. Tom Tresser, instructor - http://www.tresser.com

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Introduction to Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Project

  1. 2. Who is Yo-Yo Ma? <ul><li>World renounced Cello Player </li></ul><ul><li>Born in France to Chinese parents in 1955. </li></ul><ul><li>Child prodigy; played Carnegie hall at age 9. </li></ul><ul><li>Studied at Julliard and Harvard. Honorary PhD from Harvard. </li></ul><ul><li>Won 15 Grammys, many musical awards and is a cultural connect ambassador for the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Started a nonprofit organization called: </li></ul><ul><li>The Silk Road Project. </li></ul>
  2. 3. If you haven’t heard Yo-yo Ma….. You can hear his music right now! Turn up your volume & click the speaker phone to the left Or….. Here’s some samples of his music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elm16AXW_sE&feature=fvst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXSqZAEOn2c
  3. 4. The Silk Road Project http://www.Silkroadproject.org <ul><li>Started in 1998 by Yo-Yo Ma. </li></ul><ul><li> Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Inspired by the cultural traditions of the historical Silk Road, the Silk Road Project is a catalyst promoting innovation and learning through the arts. Our vision is to connect the world’s neighborhoods by bringing together artists and audiences around the globe.” </li></ul><ul><li>Three faucets of the Silk Road Project: </li></ul><ul><li>Silk Road Ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Silk Road Connect </li></ul><ul><li>SPICE </li></ul>
  4. 5. What is the “Silk Road” ? <ul><li>“ The Silk Road” is not just ONE road, rather, it is a series of roads that became an ancient trading route, coming to the height of its activity during the Tang Dynasty, around 740 AD. </li></ul><ul><li>The trade road stretched from China to the Mediterranean, approximately 7,000 miles. </li></ul><ul><li>The Silk Road wasn’t just for transporting silk; medicine, religion, science and culture transcended these trade routes as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Religion, music and instruments spread in popularity along the trade route, bringing Buddhism from India to China, as well as bringing Christianity along too, from foreign traders on the route. </li></ul><ul><li>By 740 AD the trade on the Silk Road had declined. </li></ul><ul><li>Today there are still over 45,000 murals, 2,000 statues and a plethora of religion and art with an Indian influence remain. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Silk Road Ensemble <ul><li>Consists of professional orchestra members who represent 20 different countries! </li></ul><ul><li>Together they create music and travel across the North America, Europe, and Asia </li></ul><ul><li>5 albums total, winning world recognition. </li></ul><ul><li>Play and expose audiences to instruments that would have been played along the silk road, including (but not limited to) …… </li></ul>
  6. 7. Kamancheh Morin Khuur Pipa
  7. 8. Silk Road Connect <ul><li>Yo-yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble interacts with underserved middle and high school students in the New York City area to help them move past music theory to self expression through music. </li></ul>
  8. 9. SPICE <ul><li>aka: Stanford Program on International Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Education </li></ul><ul><li>Provides teachers with lesson plans about the history </li></ul><ul><li>of the Silk Road, Silk Road Project and incorporating music into classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Download lesson plans here! </li></ul>

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