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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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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 The classical musician brought his touring Bach Project to Laredo, Texas, in hopes that his music will connect people with each other no matter

Cellist Yo - Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico , according to Yo - Yo Ma , world renowned cellist, just started playing Bach in Laredo, under "As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges , not walls ," Ma told the audience.

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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Cellist Yo - Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico , according to Yo - Yo Ma , world renowned cellist, just started playing Bach in Laredo, under "As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges , not walls ," Ma told the audience.

Yo - Yo Ma , 63, believes in building “ bridges , not walls ”, when it comes to the connection between the United States and Mexico , and he proved just that by doing what he does best: playing his cello. The incredibly talented cellist took his Bach Project to the Jaurez-Lincoln International Bridge between the

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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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