Yo-Yo Ma is Funny, Not Bad at the Cello

October 29, 2008

Check out the video of his October 27 interview on the Colbert Report where he held his own against everyone's favorite faux conservative.

The Paris-born, New York-raised Chinese American cellist is plugging his new album "Songs of Joy and Peace" on which he teams up with diverse artists such as Diana Krall and James Taylor. I'm intrigued by his collabo with Japanese American ukelele whiz Jake Shimabukuro on a cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)."

Check out his performance of "Panxolina" from the Report below.


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at www.sylvie-kim.com and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.



My image of Asian classical musicians will never be the same. :)
what a charming man, as i expected. maybe next year i can actually score some tickets to go see at zellerbach, berkeley. sells out every year!