Yo-Yo Ma plans to save the arts

Classical musician Yo-Yo Ma delivered the Nancy Hank Lecture on Art and Public Policy at the Kennedy Center on Monday night.

Yo-Yo Ma is self described as a “venture culturalist” and made a performance out of his speech, entitled “Art for Life’s Sake,” WRTI Classic and Jazz radio reported.

Ma focused on the ideas of diversity and education, and made the claim that societies are powered by politics, economics and culture. He said that art is essential to the strength of culture and that art equips students with four necessary skills for life in the 21st century; collaboration, flexibility, imagination and innovation.

His lecture lasted an hour and a half on Monday night.

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