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You and Yo-Yo: A Contest

Posted at 5:13 PM on October 13, 2008 by Gillian Martin

I came across this on Yo-Yo Ma's website the other day: a contest, for which the first prize is a chance to record with Mr. Ma.

It's a tie-in with his new CD, Songs of Joy & Peace:

In celebration of his album's upcoming release, Yo-Yo would like to share the joy of collaboration with Indaba's international community. To get you started, he has recorded the melody of the traditional song, "Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace)". Collaborate virtually with Yo-Yo by adding your own counter-melody or record an entirely new set of variations.

Find out more at the official contest website here. (FYI, in my experience, the site loads slowly.) The deadline is December 31st.