1. The Silk Road Swings: A Field Recording Bonus Track


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    We had so much fun taping cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Field Recording, we couldn't stop at just one selection, so we recorded the group's four talented percussionists in a deep groove. They're playing a piece written by Shane Shanahan called Saidi Swing. While it's inspired by a traditional rhythm from Upper Egypt called saidi (which goes "dum tek dum dum tek" in its simplest incarnation, for those of you who want to find its seeds sprinkled through this piece), Shanahan uses that pattern just as a launching point. And with such fantastic collaborators — from left to right, Sandeep Das playing the Indian tabla, Shanahan playing the riq, or tambourine, Mark Suter on daff frame drum and Joseph Gramley playing the goblet-shaped dumbek — Shanahan can really let his imagination take flight. -- ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS Credits Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Anastasia Tsioulcas; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Saidah Blount, Nathan Fitch, Mito Habe-Evans, Becky Harlan, A.J. Wilhelm; Event Coordinator: Saidah Blount; Special Thanks: ACME Studio; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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    • Passion for the Violin


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      Paul Bartel of Baroque Violin Shop shares his passion for music. In this video he plays a Stradivarius, the Lady Harmsworth from 1703. Paul has built over 70 cellos, including one on loan to Yo-Yo Ma. This piece, produced, shot & edited by Stacy, was nominated for a regional Emmy.

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      • Yo-Yo Ma - Celebrate & Collaborate on Indaba Music


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        http://www.indabamusic.com/featured_programs/show/yo-yomacontest Yo-Yo Ma recorded the melody of the traditional song, "Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)" and challenged musicians everywhere to collaborate virtually with him by adding their own counter-melody or recording an entirely new set of variations. The contest winner received a private recording session with Yo-yo! Listen to the winning entry on the Indaba Music contest page!

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        • Lil Buck - Short Film


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          A twenty minute documentary by Ole Schell about the life of Lil Buck the dancer and his trip to perform in Beijing with Yo-Yo Ma and Meryl Streep as part of US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture. Featuring performances by Lil Buck, Yo-Yo Ma and Meryl Streep. Music by Yo-Yo Ma, Memphis Rapper Young Jai, Beijing Rapper Young Kin and genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Watch as Lil Buck dances his way across Beijing and the great wall!

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          • New York Philharmonic Opening Night 2013-14 Season


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            Segment of New York Philharmonic performing Ravel's Bolero with scenes from Opening Night Gala Concert conducted by Alan Gilbert and soloist Yo-Yo Ma at Avery Fisher Hall, 9/25/13. CHRIS LEE VIDEO

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            • Ma, Printup & Orchestra - Silk Road


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              with Marcus Printup, Yo-Yo Ma, Charles Riley (aka Lil-Buck), Orchestra June 7, 2011, Summerstage in Central Park Directed by Damian Woetzel.

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              • A Special Performance by Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma


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                BEIJING, Nov 18, 2011 A Reading by Meryl Streep "Luzhai," Wang Wei "A Letter to Agnes DeMille," Martha Graham Accompanied by Yo-Yo Ma performing George Crumb's "Sonata for Solo Cello." This performance is excerpted from A Musical Dialogue, presented by the US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture. Directed by Damian Woetzel. The US-China Forum on the Arts and Culture brought sixteen American cultural figures to China in November 2011 to participate in four days of unprecedented cultural exchange. Organized by Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations and The Aspen Institute. asiasociety.org/uschinaforum

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                • Mumuki - Ástor Piazzolla


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                  Graduation concert at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg, 21/5 2011 Composed by Ástor Piazzolla, Arranged by Yo-Yo Ma Lovisa Samuelsson - Cello Emelie Birgersson - Piano Krzysztof Zimmermann - Accordion Annie Svedlund - Violin Donovan Von Martens - Double bass Video - Damien Priest For more info, please visit: www.lovisasamuelsson.com

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                  • Ep. 34 - Alwyn Wright


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                    Cruisin' with violinist, Alwyn Wright!

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                    • Tattoo - Aperture


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                      I wasn't able to get a good enough photo so I decided to make a video. Aperture tattoo by CJ Fishburn of Cathedral Tattoo in Salt Lake City, UT

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