In Grammy Awards 2017 Indian tabla player Sandeep Das was chunk of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble Sing Me Home which has won Grammy in the World Music category which also comprised sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s Land of Gold. Unfortunately Shankar was not winner in spite having many nominations in the category over the 6 years continuously. Yo-Yo Ma’s “Sing Me Home” sorts tunes arranged by diverse global artists as it inspects the ever-changing notion of home.
This album was out to complement a documentary on Ma’s project entitled as the Music of Strangers. New York-based Syrian clarinet player Kinan Azmeh, was the another artist in album other than Ma and Das. Kinan Azmeh recently beached overseas when US President Donald Trump compulsory a ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and Azmeh could manage to return to country afterwards court rejected Trump’s travel ban order.