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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays a concert at a US-Mexico border crossing to make a point

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 each other no matter their cultural differences.

"I've lived my life at the borders. Between cultures. Between disciplines. Between musics. Between generations," said Ma, who performed with the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, which connects Texas and Mexico, as a backdrop behind him. "In culture, we build bridges, not walls. A country is not a hotel and it's not full."

Ma is one of the world's most celebrated cellists. He has performed for eight American presidents, and has received the National Medal of the Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the J. Paul Getty Medal Award, among other honors. In 2018, he embarked on his ambitious Bach Project, a plan to perform Bach's cello suites in 36 locations around the world.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/14/us/yo-yo-ma-us-mexico-border-trnd/index.html

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Texas border

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DesertRat Apr 14 OP
Ilsa Apr 14 #1
erronis Apr 14 #2
DesertRat Apr 14 #5
UTUSN Apr 14 #3
Blue Owl Apr 14 #4
DesertRat Apr 14 #6
IcyPeas Apr 14 #7

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:40 PM

1. What an awesome man! nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:01 PM

2. Beautiful video of his playing and talking about building bridges, not walls.

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I don't even need to say anything negative about the current administration. They already say it enough.

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Response to erronis (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:01 PM

5. Thank you!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:01 PM

3. Beats the crap out of Tiger WOODS!1

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:02 PM

4. Hear that, Donald?

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:03 PM

6. Unless it was covered on Fox Noise, no he didn't hear it

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:39 PM

7. thanks for posting - We need more of this!

what is a world without culture? art, music, theater, literature?

it's trump world. has he ever stepped foot in a museum (and he lived in NYC), has he ever gone to a concert? a play? we know he doesn't read books. how sad the clown must be.

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