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Yo-Yo discusses new recording with Silk Road Ensemble: 'Playlist Without Borders' w/New York Times

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"When he reached middle age, I realized that of all the things I'm interested in, the thing I'm most interested in is figuring out what makes people tick." - Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma began playing the cello at the age of 4. Now 57, he has received numerous Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1998 Mr. Ma founded the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit organization that brings together musicians from around the world. Last month, Sony Classical released his Silk Road Ensemble's "Playlist Without Borders" CD and "Live From Tanglewood" concert DVD. Mr. Ma recently called from his home in Cambridge, Mass.

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