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:
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.

I am not sure what to expect—storytelling, Chinese instruments, drums, drumsongs?
On Heroes, Heroines, and Beijing Drum Songs by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

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