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WEF 2022: Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax perform in solidarity with Ukraine

The concert at World economic forum (WEF) 2022, which began with the national anthem of Ukraine, ended with a hope for peace and resolution of conflict.


Photo: The World Economic Forum

Pranjal Sharma
American cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax performed to a packed hall at Davos to celebrate “Our Shared Humanity” in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

The concert began with the national anthem of Ukraine and ended with a hope for peace and resolution of conflict with Catalan cellist Pablo Casal’s ‘Song of the birds’.  

Russia’s participation was noticeably absent at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting, while Ukraine was heavily represented, led by a special virtual address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Russia House on the Promenade, which is next to India Lounge and has been the venue

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 3:03 PM IST

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