China Speaks Your Language

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Performance by Silk Road Music

In a musical adventure which explores China and beyond, Silk Road Music joins the traditional Chinese pipa (lute) with world instruments such as Flamenco guitar, Indian flute, Middle Eastern Oud and percussion instruments in mesmerizing multicultural duets. The artists present traditional instrumental pieces, original compositions and Chinese folk songs performed in English, Mandarin and Spanish.

Curriculum Focus and Expectations

Expectations:

  • Express personal responses to musical performances in a variety of ways
  • Compare aspects of the music of one culture and historical period with aspects of the music of another culture and historical period

Themes:

  • Diverse cultures working together
  • The effect of combining different musical styles and traditions
  • Introduction to instruments of Asia

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Booking Details

School Fee:
$600.00 + HST
Audience:
350
Grades:
K-12
Language:
English – French – Bilingual
Availability
May 2017
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More About This Artist

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Silk Road Music

Musical fusion at its best

For over twenty years, Silk Road Music has been smashing stereotypes about Chinese music and taking Chinese instruments in new artistic directions. Its pioneering musical fusions have merged Chinese folk and classical music with Brazilian, Jazz, Celtic, Spanish, Arabic, Aboriginal and blues music. Founded by Qiu Xia He (a one-time music teacher and touring musician in her native Shaanxi in China), the ensemble was joined by savvy guitarist André Thibault, a Montrealer with Acadian roots who provides much of the Western influence in the current incarnation of Silk Road. The company has earned a JUNO nomination, two West Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations. Most recently, the group has begun exploring Flamenco music.

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