Two Exciting Performances from Performing Arts of Asia at UW

7 Feb

Together the Asia Outreach Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Jackson School of International Studies have put together a fantastic line-up of performances from the rich tradition of Asiatic arts. From the Silk Road to Vietnam, the Exploring Asia group is bringing world-class artists from around the world to perform at the University of Washington. Two events are coming up soon, so mark your calenders!

Wu Man and the Hua Family Shawm Band

“Staggering mastery…a veritable symphony of sounds.” – Newsday

The pipa is an ancient Chinese lute-like instrument, and Wu Man is its undisputed contemporary master. Her extraordinary skills have taken her to concert halls worldwide and she has collaborated with musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Philip Glass, and the Kronos Quartet, to name just a few. For her UW World Series appearance, she brings with her the Hua Family Shawm Band. Rarely seen outside of China, the band performs a style of gypsy music that has its roots in the customs and traditions of 16th-century imperial China.

February 23 at 8pm @ Meany Hall

Visit www.uwworldseries.org for more information.

and an off-campus performance a few days later:

Music of the Uyghur Nation
Sultan Memet performs the Music of the Uyghur Nation

February 27 at 8pm @ Ethnic Cultural Center

3940 Brooklyn Ave, Seattle, WA

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