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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to speak at MIT about the role of culture

He will deliver a talk titled Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Understanding and Survival as part of a lecture series featuring figures in modern thought

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10:19 March 18, 2018
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World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is set to give a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school says Ma will visit the campus on Monday to deliver a talk titled Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Understanding and Survival as part of a lecture series featuring figures in modern thought.

Ma is a prolific performer who has recorded more than 100 albums and has worked to promote collaboration among artists from different cultures.

He was born in Paris and became a child prodigy after learning the cello at age four. He has won 18 Grammy awards, the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The event will feature a lecture from Ma and a conversation between the cellist and MIT President L. Rafael Reif.