Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings 'Day of Action' to Flint

Published: Mar. 1, 2019 at 7:45 AM EST
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Yo-Yo Ma brought both music and a call for social change to Flint.

The famed cellist performed for more than 100 fans inside a gymnasium at Berston Field House during his visit Thursday to the city that's still feeling the effects of a lead-contaminated water crisis.

But Ma says he found a community that is about much more than "water problems."

Called a "Day of Action," the stop in Flint is part of an effort by the 63-year-old musician to demonstrate culture's power to create moments of shared understanding and spur a conversation about culture and society.

As for a takeaway from his visit, Ma says it will be "an awesome respect for the people here and for the dignity that they have."

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