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Yo-Yo Ma: 'Obrigado Brazil'
Yo-Yo Ma This year, cellist Yo-Yo Ma put together an all-star ensemble of players from Brazil and Latin America to explore the many musical streams of Brazil. Fred Child caught up with the band at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles as they prepared for their current tour.
From the new CD, Obrigado Brazil, Yo-Yo Ma and the Brazilian all-stars play music that is exuberant, passionate, deeply rhythmic, and full of a complex feeling called Saudade.

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Sergio Assad and Yo-Yo Ma
Guitarist Sergio Assad and cellist Yo-Yo Ma in rehearsal at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles.
Credit: Douglas Russell, KUSC

'Obrigado Brazil' CD cover
  

Cesar Camargo Mariano: "Cristal"
        Yo-Yo Ma, cello
             Kathryn Stott, piano

Antonio Carlos Jobim: "Chega de Saudade"
        Rosa Passos, vocals
             Kathryn Stott, piano
             Cyro Baptista, percussion
             Assad Brothers, guitars
             Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Heitor Villa-Lobos: "A Lenda do Caboclo"
        Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
             Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Pixinguinha: "Um a Zero"
        Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet
             Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
             Nilson Matta, bass
             Cyro Baptista, percussion/pandero
             Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Camargo Mozart Guarnieri: "Dansa Negra"
        Yo-Yo Ma, cello
             Kathryn Stott, piano

Jaco do Bandolim: "Doce de Coco"
        Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet
             Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
             Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Astor Piazzolla: "Zita" (Arr. Sergio Assad)
        Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
             Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Waldir Azevedo: "Brasileirinho"
        Yo-Yo Ma, cello
             Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet
             Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars
             Nilson Matta, bass
             Kathryn Stott, piano
             Dosa Passos, caxixi


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