One of the leading world music acts from Taiwan, A Moving Sound, will be touring North America in July. To get a taste of its music, the band has provided a free download. “Silk Road” is available at: www.calabashmusic.com. This song features a number of rich and evocative Chinese instruments such as the "erhu", a vertically held, bowed instrument…like a violin with no fretboard; zhong ruan, a vertically held Chinese guitar with a round hollow body; shen, like a portable pipe organ which you blow into. Floating ethereally above it all are the transcendent melodies of vocalist Mia Hsieh.
A Moving Sound will tour this summer at a few of the larger festivals and cities in North America including:July 15 (SUN) 12:30 pm
Festival d’ete in Quebec, Canada.
July 18 (WED) time tba
Rubin Museum, NYC
July 21 (SAT) 5:00 pm
Grassroots Fingerlakes Festival, Trumansburg, NY
July 22 (SUN) 3:00 pm
July 27,29 Grand Performances LA
7/27 (FRI) 12:00 pm
7/29 (SUN) 3:00 pm
Author: World Music Central News Department
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