Fusing the Music From China To Appalachia and Beyond
Institute of Musical Traditions presents a workshop with Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer and Chao Tian - Fusing the Music From China To Appalachia and Beyond at 2pm. Part workshop, part masterclass, the program will give a detailed view of their instrumentation, particularly the lesser known Yanqin (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer), along with five-string banjo, cello banjo, gourd banjo, mandolin, ukulele and percussion. The band will co-show how they fuse their eclectic musical instruments and ideas for both an arranged piece and an improvised piece of music. If people bring instruments, they will teach 1 Chinese tune that easily adapts to American old-time instruments. Q & A to follow and a last tune.

Co-presented by the Institute of Musical Traditions and the Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University. Supported in part by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

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Thu, January 11, 2024
7:00 PM EST
Takoma SPARK
7112 Willow Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Free Workshop