- October 30, 2008
On Yo-Yo Ma’s new album Songs of Joy & Peace, he had the opportunity to collaborate with a remarkable group of friends. In that spirit, he has partnered with Indaba Music and is inviting experienced musicians and amateurs alike to join him in pushing the boundaries of music creation by entering his contest, Celebrate & Collaborate.
About The Contest:
•Yo-Yo Ma has recorded the melody of Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace), a track from his album Songs of Joy & Peace. From October 7th to December 31 the music can be downloaded by entrants and used to make creative variations of the track.
• As entries are received the Indaba Music community will vote for their favorites.
• From the top entries Yo-Yo Ma will personally choose the winner of the contest and will offer them the opportunity to record with him.
• The contest will be hosted on IndabaMusic.com/yo-yomacontest
About Indaba Music:
Indaba Music is the leading social network for musicians and a web application that enables artists to create studio-quality music together online. Over 100,000 members in over 150 countries, from amateurs to Grammy Award-winning artists connect with one another to create online recording sessions using Indaba Music’s online mixer.
About Songs Of Joy and Peace:
Yo-Yo Ma’s first-ever holiday album celebrates the universal hopes, dreams and joy found in the seasonal festivals around the world. Joined by friends James Taylor, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Chris Botti, Renee Fleming, and others, this inspiring album includes 22 songs ranging from The Wexford Carol to Here Comes the Sun.
For more information and official contest rules visit:
- October 29, 2008
Yo-Yo Ma is iTunes Pick of the Week at Starbucks! Anyone who visits a Starbucks beginning on Tuesday November 4th will be able to pick up a free Yo-Yo Ma download card redeemable for the music video "The Wexford Carol" featuring Alison Krauss. So, don't forget to visit your local Starbucks next week and get your card and maybe one for a friend while supplies last. Offer ends 11/10.
- October 17, 2008
Yo-Yo Ma talks about his new record, Songs of Joy and Peace, and performs a duet with Time Magazine reporter Jeremy Caplan in this exclusive piece on Time.com
- October 15, 2008
To Celebrate the release of his new album, Songs of Joy and Peace, Yo-Yo Ma paid a visit to Good Morning America on Monday, and performed "Here Comes The Sun" with James Taylor. If you happened to miss that performance, have no fear, you can see it now on the ABC web site.
ABC link available here: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=6020982
- September 30, 2008
Imagine a party, a musical party inspired by the holiday season. A party that celebrates the universal hopes, dreams and joy animating seasonal festivals the world over.
That is what brought Yo-Yo Ma together with a remarkable group of friends - some old, some new - to create SONGS OF JOY & PEACE. It is Yo-Yo's hope that everyone who listens to this album will hear a song familiar, comfortable and beloved to them as well as discover and fall in love with music that is brand new.
Check out Yo-Yo Ma's "SONGS OF JOY & PEACE " on Amazon.com now.
- September 30, 2008
As the winning bidder of this auction lot, you'll receive tickets to some of the most highly anticipated events this year, including:
The Sony Philharmonic Orchestra event on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8 p.m:
- 2 VIP concert tickets in Prime Parquet Seating
- Access to the invitation-only VIP reception
- Yo-Yo Ma Catalog
- Large promotional poster from the event to
commemorate your experience!
Click HERE to bid.