Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yo Yo Ma, Lil Buck and Inner City Arts, rewind

Humble geniuses coming together for a great cause ...

Yo-Yo Ma Meets Memphis Jook on Skid Row from 89.3 KPCC on Vimeo.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma visited Inner City Arts, an education program based on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. For a few hours, a strange sort of performance ensemble coalesced: a world-renowned classical cellist and his colleagues backing up the best-known practitioner of Memphis Jook. Don't know what that is? Watch.

Above Video by Grant Slater