We know we are in the right place when Professor Joseph Lam complements the audience’s good taste to be here at this “Beijing Drum Songs” (Jingyun dagu) concert at Rackham Auditorium sponsored by the Confucius Institute and not at “that other concert” at Hill Auditorium tonight (he did not name the artist, but I had heard it was some musician of Chinese descent named Yo-Yo…Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble). We feel very hardcore as he promises us that this concert is going to be much more traditional.On Heroes, Heroines, and Beijing Drum Songs by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
I am not sure what to expect—storytelling, Chinese instruments, drums, drumsongs?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
On Heroes, Heroines, and Beijing Drum Songs by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
My article at the Unversity of Michigan Confucius Institute: