Presented by the Chan Centre as part of the Roots and Shoots Music Education Program & Asian Heritage Month
Join Silk Road Music on a beautifully vivid journey through the many facets of traditional Chinese music and dance. Meet the ancient 5,000 year old instrument that’s considered to be the grandparent of the accordion and harmonica, dance along to a lively tune, and discover what a horse race and a conversation between birds can sound like when imaginatively translated into music.
This special digital presentation includes both a performance and accompanying workshop that introduces the instruments. Featuring Qiu Xia He on pipa and vocals, Zhi Ming Yu on ruan, Yun Song on erhu, Zhong Xi Wu on suona and sheng, and Andre Thibault on guitar, lute and percussion.
The Roots and Shoots Music Education Program is produced annually as a resource for Vancouver area schools, and is supported by the Government of Canada, the Chan Endowment Fund at UBC, the Vancouver School Board, and the Chan Family Foundation.