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EntertainmentYo-Yo Ma Plays Concert At U.S-Mexico Border, Urges People To ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

09:50  15 april  2019
09:50  15 april  2019 Source:   etcanada.com

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(CNN) World-renowned cellist Yo - Yo Ma performed at the US - Mexico border Saturday to make a statement about global unity, urging listeners to " build bridges , not walls ." The classical musician brought his touring Bach Project to Laredo, Texas, in hopes that his music will connect people with

Yo - Yo Ma is using his music to make a political statement. The iconic Chinese-American cellist performed a special concert at the U . S .- Mexico Between generations." Ma performed in front of the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge which connects Texas and Mexico. "In culture, we build bridges

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Concert At U.S-Mexico Border, Urges People To ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’ Yo Yo Ma. Photo by: Texas Public Radio/YouTube

Yo-Yo Ma is using his music to make a political statement.

The iconic Chinese-American cellist performed a special concert at the U.S.-Mexico in Laredo, Texas on Saturday.

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"I've lived my life at the borders. Between cultures," said Ma, according to CNN. "Between Disciplines. Between musics. Between generations." Ma performed in front of the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge which connects Texas and Mexico. "In culture, we build bridges, not walls. A country is not a hotel and it's not full."

Following his performance, Ma was presented with a key to the city of Laredo by Mayor Pete Saenz. "It was truly an honour to host the greatest cellist in the world, Yo-Yo Ma," Saenz said. "His visit reminds us of how culture connects all of us." Ma's gig was part of a Day of Action event celebrating the shared culture between the adjacent cities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

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Yo - Yo Ma performing Saturday in Laredo as part of The Bach Project. (Screengrab/Texas Public Radio). In a rebuke to the Trump administration's cruel immigration policies and rhetoric, world-renowned cellist Yo - Yo Ma gave a performance at the U . S .- Mexico border on Saturday, where he

CNN reports that world-renowned cellist Yo - Yo Ma performed at the US - Mexico border Saturday. The award-winning musician said his performance was designed to make a statement about global unity and hopes the concert urged listeners to " build bridges , not walls ."

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The performance was part of the 63-year-old musician's Bach Project. "We live in a world of boundless possibility, but we also face daunting challenges, even to our very survival," Ma describes the project. "I believe that during times of stress, confusion, and insecurity, we should share sources that offer comfort, purpose, and meaning."

"Bach does that," Ma continues. "When his music touches us, it reconnects us to our common humanity."

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