By: Rachel McGuffin
Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma spoke about the social responsibility of music and arts in Taipei on Friday, and said he hopes that his upcoming concert with classical pianist Kathryn Stott in the southern city of Tainan will bring comfort to the people there as they fight dengue fever.
At a press conference to promote the duo’s concert tour in Taiwan, Ma introduced the concept of “cultural social responsibility,” saying that the term means using music and arts to fulfill one’s responsibility to help society.
The Grammy-winning musician said he hopes that the duo’s concert stop in Tainan on Saturday will comfort the people in the city during the dengue fever crisis.
In reference to the turmoil and changes in the world, including the recent Syrian refugee crisis and climate change, Ma said, “We don’t know what tomorrow’s going to look like, so I think through culture we can find a way to help society. We are here together to deal with issues that none of us by ourselves can solve.” [FULL STORY]