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A New Music of the Orient: a Touch of the West and a Dash of the Divine

A New Music of the Orient: a Touch of the West and a Dash of the Divine

A new musical blend has occurred in New York City and it’s not the kind you can catch for ten dollars at a club in the West Village. For the many countless Chinese immigrants attempting to survive in a brand-new world and for those westerners who have actually constantly wished to comprehend the Chinese however have actually shied away for lack of a method in– for any individual who has questioned where the two civilizations connect, the response could lie not in words, but in music.

Lisa Li is a master of the pipa (Chinese lute) and a graduate of the Chinese Conservatory of China. She has actually composed and carried out across Europe, Asia and the United States, and her playing was showcased in the Academy Acclaimed film The Last Emperor. Now, as one of the lead composers for New Tang Dynasty TV’s Chinese New Year Incredible, a grand scale performance of conventional Chinese dance and tune, Lisa has actually created what she thinks to be a brand-new kind of sound– based on ancient Chinese folk and religious music, however exceeding either of them.

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