Ma is one of the world's most celebrated cellists.
The classical musician brought his touring Bach Project to Laredo, Texas, in hopes that his music will connect people with each other no matter their cultural differences, CNN reported on Sunday.
"I've lived my life at the borders. Between cultures. Between disciplines. Between musics. Between generations," said Ma, who performed with the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge, which connects Texas and Mexico, as a backdrop behind him.
"In culture, we build bridges, not walls. A country is not a hotel and it's not full."
Ma's performance on Saturday was planned as part of a Day of Action, a joint event involving Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to celebrate the common culture between the adjoining border cities.
His appearance came as President Donald Trump continues to pursue his goal of building a wall along the US Southern border.
Ma is one of the world's most celebrated cellists. He has performed for eight American presidents and has received the National Medal of the Arts, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the J. Paul Getty Medal Award, among other honours.
In 2018, he embarked on his ambitious Bach Project, a plan to perform Bach's cello suites in 36 locations around the world.
Indo-Asian News Service
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will undergo heart surgery this week following the postponement of the band's North American tour for medical reasons, according to a published report.
The art of rock and roll is getting its due at an upcoming show at New York's Met museum, which is decking its halls with instruments from the genre's greats.
Nobody had to explain to Raymond Cruz the story on which the feature “The Curse of La Llorona” is based. He came to the project with a first-hand knowledge.
Time magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 most influential people debuted Wednesday and was dominated by celebrities and celebrity tributes.
The girl with the dead-eyed stare was 13 when she released her debut single, and now, less than four years later, she has a No.1 album with the second-biggest opening of 2019.