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Yo-Yo Ma's 'Obrigado Brasil'

Yo-Yo Ma's 'Obrigado Brasil'

Audio will be available later today.

To close our hour of Brazilian connections, we turn to cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his tour of Brazilian folk and traditional music. Ma and friends joined Fred Child for a special performance of pieces from his Brazilian recording Obrigado Brasil. We're hearing from Yo-Yo Ma and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, along with five Brazilian musicians — Sergio and Odair Assad, guitars; Nilson Matta, bass; Cyro Baptista, percussion; and singer Rosa Passos, who also plays percussion.