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UN Messenger of Peace Yo-Yo Ma - Message of Solidarity to the People of Beirut
27 Aug 2020 -  Yo-Yo Ma, a UN Messenger of Peace and internationally-acclaimed cellist, expresses his solidarity for the people of Beirut and dedicates a music piece, Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, to the Lebanese people and the victims of the deadly explosion.
On 4 August 2020, a disastrous explosion hit the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, causing at least 181 deaths, 6,000 injuries, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless.