Here's the Youtube link for Yo-Yo Ma's performance of "Going Home." :
#Songs of Comfort was a call by Yo-Yo Ma to musicians everywhere, encouraging them to post online videos of themselves playing their music in an effort to bring some comfort and cheer to people during this time of sickness, anxiety and isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Musicians from all over the world have answered Yo-Yo Ma's call and have been making and sharing music videos online.
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Like cellists everywhere, Sara is a devout disciple of Master Ma. And so when he asked musicians to share songs of comfort Sara's response was, "When Yo-Yo Ma says, 'Jump!' I say, 'How high?'"
On March 20 Sara joined the #Songs of Comfort project and since then she has jumped high, indeed. Instead of posting a cello piece, she has posted a cello piece every day on her Facebook page and intends to continue posting a song a day as long as there is a need, in her words, for "some calm during these turbulent times."
And so Sara is the second point of light in my "A Couple Points of Light." series. (For the first see the post from 5/28/2020: "A Couple Points Of Light, Part 1: The Gift Of Laughter From Mark R. Harris").
So far Sara has performed and posted a song every day, 77 songs as of today.
...and Webster, among others.
"I Can't Help Falling in Love with You"
"A Whole New World"
...and "She thinks My Tractor's Sexy" by Kenny Chesney.
You can find Sara Swain's #Songs of Comfort on her Facebook page.
The songs are lovely.
As is Sara.
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