Name of AAPI FigureYo yo ma
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of InfluenceMusician
Date of birth or time period1955
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Making beautiful music and connecting people together through music
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?Because we love his songs
How does this person inspire you?He inspires us with his beautiful music
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?That he was tagged as one of the sexiest classical musicians
Resources to share if others want to learn more (optional)–list websites, books, or other resources you used to learn about the personWikipedia
Submitted byAmilia Gorishnyy
City, StateLexington