In March 2022, Yo-Yo Ma traveled to Tunis, Tunisia, for two days of cultural conversation focused on building hope through creative heritage.

Performing Bach’s solo cello suites at the Théâtre de l’Opéra de Tunis, Cité de la Culture Chedli Klibi

Convening a group of creative peacemakers from Libya in Tunis after a decade of war and conflict to explore reconciliation through music and creative ventures, including a dialogue about peace and cultural diversity

Exploring the historic significance of craft with social enterprise Blue Fish and artisans across the Medina including silk weaver Abdennebi Chentouri, shoemaker Souhail Fitouri, book binder Mohamed Ben Sassi, and calligrapher Saber Akili

Discussing the vital role of craft workers in the creation, preservation and restoration of Tunisia’s material culture, architectural history and shared “story of home”

Meditating on the past and future of Tunisia from a traditional Medina rooftop at sundown with poet Zina Ben Ammar, musical legend Sabry Mosbah and his trio