Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing

Yo-Yo Ma is just always amazing:

World-class cellist Yo-Yo Ma played part of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites on Saturday at the U.S.-Mexico border to use culture and the arts as a way to “build bridges, not walls” between the two countries.

After reading these words from Emma Lazarus’ poem…

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

…he told the audience, “A country is not a hotel and it’s not ‘full.” That was a direct rebuke to Trump’s recent claim that the country is full and we can’t take any more.

“As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls,” he told the audience.