Performance by Silk Road MusicIn 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.
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.Read More...