Yo-Yo Ma
(c) Jason Bell

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is currently traveling the world as part of his Bach Project, performing all six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach in one sitting, in 36 cities. With each concert he is including a ‘day of action.’ Tonight he is in San Antonio, but his day in Texas is beginning in the morning when he performs Bach on the main bridge between Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, this bridge linking the United States and Mexico. The traffic will be stopped to allow Ma’s solo performance. After playing on the bridge, he will cross into Mexico and meet students in Nuevo Laredo before returning to Laredo and participating in a pachanga (a Latin-American dance party) at the Park, on the banks of the Rio Grande.

Ma’s day of action is meant to be a celebration of how culture unites communities across the border

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