Yo-Yo Ma brings Bach to Mexico

The musician wants to share Bach's music with society, and explore how music connects different cultures

Yo-Yo Ma brings Bach to Mexico
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will offer a concert in Mexico City tomorrow – Photo: Taken from Yo-Yo Ma's Instagram account
English 25/03/2019 14:43 Karina Corona Mexico City Actualizada 14:46

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will offer a concert in Mexico City tomorrow, as part of his Bach Project. The musician wants to share Bach's music with society, and explore how music connects different cultures and how it can help us build a better future:

“In August 2018, Yo-Yo began a new journey, setting out to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello in one sitting in 36 locations around the world, iconic venues that encompass our cultural heritage, our current creativity, and the challenges of peace and understanding that will shape our future. Each concert will be an example of culture’s power to create moments of shared understanding, as well as an invitation to a larger conversation about culture, society, and the themes that connect us all.”

Some of the places Yo-Yo Ma has visited include Washington, Leipzig, Colorado, Barcelona, Mumbai, Lima, Vienna, and Sydney.

For Yo-Yo Ma, “Music is sound and energy in space...It hits the ear, we somehow interpret it and it makes order out of chaos. It joins people together—there is 
no culture that doesn’t have music...It comes up during the important times during people’s lives. It expresses things. It’s really hard to define 
music because it is very ephemeral, but its effect is generally always about something bigger 
than yourself.”

Yo-Yo Ma will play at the Revolution Monument in Mexico City on March 26 at 7:30. The entrance is free.
 

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