silk road project

Wu Man: Tradition, on a Fresh Note

Pipa player Wu Man was recently recognized as Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. The New York Times reviews her recent performance at Symphony Space: Newly named instrumentalist of the year by Musical America, which...

Wu Man on Making Music from the Borderlands

The Huffington Post interviews pipa player Wu Man, whose new CD explores the origins of her instrument, Central Asia. On the CD, Borderlands: Wu Man and the Master Musicians of the Silk Route, she performs with two Uygur...

Crossing the Musical Rubicon

China Daily profiles eclectic musician Wu Tong and reviews his new album, Sound of My Heart: It employs a variety of instruments from around the world, including the xun (Chinese ocarina), guqin (Chinese plucked instrument),...

Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble Heads for the Proms

The Times interviews cellist Yo-Yo Ma about his Silk Road Project prior to a concert in London: But in Ma’s mind there’s a much deeper raison d’être for the Silk Road. He is acutely conscious of having personal roots in three...

Meline Toumani: A Silk Road That Leads Somewhere Truly New

From the New York Times: When Yo-Yo Ma began work on the Silk Road Project seven years ago, the music world stood by with a mixture of curiosity and skepticism. Why was Mr. Ma, known for his cello interpretations of Bach and Brahms, suddenly jumping on the world-music bandwagon? Would the involvement of musicians from […]

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