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Yo-Yo Ma Treats Mumbaikars to an Impromptu Gig on Marine Drive

Mumbaikars at Marine Drive were in for a treat when Grammy winner Yo-Yo Ma performed an impromptu gig.

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Yo-Yo Ma enthralled people at Mumbai’s Marine Drive.
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Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

People taking a walk down Marine Drive in Mumbai were in for a treat on Tuesday, 22 January, when virtuoso cellist and Grammy award winner Yo-Yo Ma performed an impromptu gig for some lucky Mumbaikars.

A video showing Ma sitting down at Marine Drive playing the cello started circulating on Instagram, sending fans into a tizzy.

Yo-Yo Ma is reportedly visiting India as part of the Bach project and played notes from from Bach’s Cello Suite No.1, according to the Mumbai Mirror.

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Interestingly, according to the same report, most of his audience had no idea who he was, but they all enjoyed his performance. Ma played on for around 20 minutes and entertained a group of Marine Drive regulars that included elderly men and women, and a seven-year-old.

After the impromptu gig, Ma simply took a bow and left.

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