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The amalgam of love letters that make up the album can be awkward, melancholic, and timid but remains interesting rather than frustrating, beautiful rather than cliché.
All floors of the Institute of Politics are packed as cellist Yo-Yo Ma speaks with David Gergen at "Cultural Citizenship".
A crowded first floor, shown from above.
Michael Glen Block, right, plays with Yo-Yo Ma in an interactive performance on Thursday night.
A member of the crowd snaps a photo as Yo-Yo Ma performs in the Institute of Politics on Thursday night.
Yo-Yo Ma partakes in a selfie after the IOP discussion, reminiscent of Ellen's record-breaking selfie just days ago at the Oscars.
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 filled the Institute of Politics with the sound of music yesterday during a discussion on the arts, which culminated in an interactive cello performance that received a standing ovation from the audience.
Yo-Yo Ma ’76 plays his cello during a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics. Ma, who previously played “Bach Cello Suite 1,” participated in a Cultural Citizenship conversation with David R. Gergen on Thursday.
Yo-Yo Ma '76 speaks with David R. Gergen at a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Thursday March 7.
Today, the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College is a choir of more than 100 members. Its mission “to express the creativity and spirituality of black people through song” has endured over the years, though the group has experienced many changes and faced various challenges since its founding in 1970. “No one person can understand Kuumba completely,” the choir’s vice president Matthew S. Williams ’14 says. “It’s still a mystery to me how this group has been able to last and maintain so much of what makes it itself for so long.”
Nico J. Schwalbe ’14 opens the door of a tiny room in the Lowell basement filled with tangled cords, and I take a seat on an amp by the drumset. This is the rehearsal space for L.A. Jeff, a student band Schwalbe helped found. We are soon joined by Sam J.J. Newmark ’14, who greets me and immediately starts unpacking his guitar.