Yo-Yo Ma and Gabby Giffords perform ‘Sound of Silence’ to honor lives lost to gun violence

NewsHour profiled former Rep. Gabby Giffords' journey to "retrain her brain" after she was shot in 2011. Part of her routine includes playing her childhood instrument, the French horn. That piece caught the eye of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who then reached out to Giffords to play together. Watch now as they rehearse Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" to honor the lives lost to gun violence.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    As we close tonight, we wanted to take a different look at those affected by gun violence with some familiar music brought to us by an unlikely duo.

    We profiled former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords' journey to retrain her brain after she was shot in 2011. Part of her routine includes playing her childhood instrument, the French horn.

    That report caught the eye of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who then reached out to Giffords to play together.

    Here they are rehearsing Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" to honor of the lives lost to gun violence each year.

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