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Author Topic: Wu Man at Symphony Space/Thalia  (Read 284 times)

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Wu Man at Symphony Space/Thalia
« on: December 06, 2012, 08:33:32 PM »
The Pipa is a Chinese Lute like instrument and WuMan who is a Wooman is the preeminent player of it. She has truly mind blowing chops and I urge anyone in the New york area to catch her performance tomorrow night at 7:30 95th & Broadway. Its no exaggeration to say that watching her shred on the pipa is equivalent to seeing Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, Willie Walker and Gary Davis with a little Jimi Hendrix thrown in. Amazing.



« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 08:52:37 PM by Mr.OMuck »
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Offline Stuart

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Re: Wu Man at Symphony Space/Thalia
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 09:25:59 PM »
Thanks for the post, Mr. O. The Wiki entry for the pipa is actually quite good, if anyone wants to delve further into its history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa

It goes without saying that Wu Man is masterful.

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Wu Man at Symphony Space/Thalia
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 05:13:08 AM »
Thanks M. O'Muck, that was great. Interesting to hear her confirm anecdotally what I had noticed, which is many pipa players today tend to be female. Whereas many players of the banjo-like sanxian tend to be male, in my very limited exploration.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2012, 05:16:04 AM by uncle bud »

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