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World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Little Village School

World-Renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Performs at Little Village School

Photo: Yo-Yo Ma Performs in LIttle village

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The students at the Telpochcalli Elementary school in LIttle Village received quit a musical treat when cellist Yo-Yo-Ma performed for them.

Ma and other musical stars came to the school as part of the “Arts Strike”  initiative that brings artists to share their craft with students and their educators.

This week the Little Village school saw Ma, ballet dancer Damian Woetzel, spoken-word artist Aaron Dworkin and Lil Buck a hip-hop artist.  The “Arts Strike” initiative was created by Ma himself along with Woetzel last year.  The group chose Telpochcalli because it works with the Chicago Arts Partnership in Education program. 

The 300 or so students in attendance were thrilled and especially enjoyed when Ma performed with Chicago cellist’s Gabriel Cabezas.