Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band come to UCSB’s Campbell Hall Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Wu Man is the world’s premier master of the pipa, a lute-like instrument whose history in China stretches back over 2,000 years. Wu Man has received praise for both her traditional repertoire and her contemporary pipa music, and she is recognized world-wide for her career as a soloist, conductor and educator.
She was the first Chinese artist to perform at the White House, and she frequently collaborates with the Kronos and Shanghai Quartets, the Knights and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Wu Man performs with the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, a group which is known for traditional music accompanied by shadow puppetry. The primary instruments the band uses include yueqin, banhu, erhu and percussion, including clappers, small gongs and cymbals around large gong.
The performance is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. For more information on tickets and pricing, visit http://www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/.