April 9, 2007

HE OBVIOUSLY NEVER SAW THE CASTAWAYS' MUSICAL VERSION OF HAMLET:

Yo-Yo Ma weighs in on cultural exchange (Miami Herald, 4/09/07)

The notion of cultural purity is a dead end, said famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who was born in Paris to Chinese parents and came to the United States as a child prodigy, reports The Associated Press.

Ma's internationally recruited Silk Road Ensemble involves instruments such as Indian sitars, Islamic ouds, and Chinese erhu, suona and pipa and has filled museums with works from Azerbaijan, Iran, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

''I have this theory that I share with [Art Institute of Chicago president] Jim Cuno,'' Ma told The Associated Press. ``It's that nothing great was ever produced in isolation.'


...and Joshua Redman can still kick his butt...

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 9, 2007 12:14 PM
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We're going on the 21st.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 9, 2007 1:17 PM
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