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Happy Birthday Yo-Yo Ma / Global Village celebrates with the rest of us

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One of the world's most adventurous musician's - Yo-Yo Ma, turns 60 today - Wednesday October 7. From the solo suites of Bach to his "Silk Road" collaborations with artists from around the world, he has covered more musical ground than anyone just about any of us can think of. Syndicated Global Village celebrates the acclaimed cellist's birthday with selections from his world music projects. 

Ma's most recent recorded endeavor has him joining forces with pianist Kathryn Stott to create a unique classical music experience with their new Sony Classical recording - Songs from the Arc of Life. This all-new recording also celebrates thirty years of friendship and collaboration in concerts and recordings for Ma and Stott. The album includes pieces they have frequently performed but never recorded, as well as a handful of discoveries. About the album, Ma said - "I like to think of Songs from the Arc of Life as an invitation to our audience to remember and imagine what the soundtracks of their lives might be. Kathy and I have talked for years about recording an album of music we absolutely love, pieces that express the context of a life, of our lives.  Childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, old age: what do they sound like?"