Wu Man

Wu Man

 

 

"Wu Man is one of the rare musicians who has changed the history of the instrument she plays, the pipa." ~The Boston Globe

That's saying a lot, as the pipa or Chinese lute has been around since the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.)!

On today's show, we'll hear Wu Man solo and with Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and explore the instruments from traditional Chinese music.