Monday, April 15, 2019

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Laredo Border Crossing


Here is some uplifting news from the US/Mexico border.  

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday. Laredo’s “Day of Action” featured performances in both cities to celebrate the relationship between the two communities. Ma played the opening notes of J.S. Bach's "Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello" in a park near the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, one of the crossings that connect the U.S. and Mexican cities.

"As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls," Ma said. After his performance, he gestured to the bridge. "I’ve lived my life at the borders. Between cultures. Between disciplines. Between musics. Between generations."


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It is wonderful to see how the art of music is bringing the communities together. Only true artists like Yo-Yo Ma can make such initiatives successful.

Posted by: Karyn Fong | Apr 25, 2019 4:42:59 AM

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