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The Silkroad Ensemble: The Star-Spangled Banner

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A live recording of the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma performing the U.S. national anthem at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., on January 17, 2009. This piece was played with Western strings, pipa, shakuhachi and percussion as part of an inaugural celebration concert hosted by The New Republic.

Note: Audio recording only; there is no video for this piece.




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6 thoughts on “The Silkroad Ensemble: The Star-Spangled Banner

  1. rjain100 says:

    It is probably the most moving rendition of Star Spangled Banner I have ever heard. I can relate to goosebumps comment by Lulubelle1969.

  2. CRS9YT says:

    Kind of cool.

    But I am stuck in a 1960’s thing right now and still like the Jim Hendrix version a little bit better.

  3. Elizabeth Thorp says:

    I was at the Inaugural concert and the performance was incredibly beautiful and moving especially during Inaugural weekend. Yo Yo Ma and SRE were standing as we all were in audience. Not a lot of dry eyes, still gives me goosebumps. Bravi!

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