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Indonesia and all Southeast Asia should heed the music of connection

  • Curtis S. Chin

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 4 2019   /  01:37 am

AFP/Joaquin SarmientoWhen acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma takes the stage on Friday at the Jakarta International Expo Theater, the power of his music and his message will be clear.Music moves and has the power to connect across cultures — at home and abroad. Turning that message of connection into reality is something that we each could do more of these days in Indonesia and around our region and the world, at a time when so much of our civic conversations are focused on division.Presented by Shoemaker Studios and GoImpact — a venture I support that is focused in part on building an ecosystem to help turn sustainable development goals and sustainable finance rhetoric into reality — Ma will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello in one sitting.This landmark performance and an accompanying “Day of Action” in Indonesia is part of The Bach Project — a journey to t...