- April 15, 2011
As the people of Japan continue to endure profound hardship, I have been thinking, as so many people have, about how to respond. How can artists who are far away bring solace to those who are suffering such overwhelming tragedy? In an attempt to answer that question, we have set up a YouTube channel devoted to cultural response to the devastating events in Japan. Click here to see it. I hope you'll check it out and share your thoughts, or even a video of your own.
- Yo-Yo Ma
- January 6, 2011Ariama.com is giving away 10 copies of the deluxe “30 Years Outside the Box” 90-CD set in the “Think Outside the Box” trivia contest! Follow the treasure hunt for clues on Yo-YoMa.com, silkroadproject.org, and of course, ariama.com. On Jan. 31st at 12 AM, Ariama will reveal a secret email address to where contest submissions will be accepted. The judges will award prizes to the first 10 entrants who have provided all the correct answers. Click here to get all entrance requirements and details.
- November 30, 2010
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- November 18, 2010
This week, President Barack Obama named fifteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Yo-Yo Ma. The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at a White House ceremony early next year.
In addition to Yo-Yo, other recipients include President George H. W. Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, and Jasper Johns.
- September 9, 2010Yo-Yo Ma has lent his talents to the new album from Carlos Santana, "Guitar Heaven." Yo-Yo plays on the album's first single, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," also featuring India.Arie on vocals. Check out the track here.
- August 11, 2010
Click here to watch the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma on "Talk Philly". The song they performed, "Ethiopian Song", has never been recorded.