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The cyclone of exuberance that is Yo-Yo Ma, tore through the Washington, D.C., area / The New Yorker

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The cellist is in the middle of a sprawling tour called the Bach Project, which involves performances of Bach's six solo-cello suites in thirty-six places, on six continents. Most of Ma's concerts are slated for large spaces capable of accommodating thousands. Each is accompanied by a Day of Action, in which Ma meets with local artists, community leaders, students, and activists, exploring how culture can contribute to social progress. In Washington, the venue was the National Cathedral. The Day of Action took place in Anacostia, the historic African-American neighborhood in southeast D.C.

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