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Wu Man playing the Pipa

Wu Man, Master of the Pipa {format} 5:14 Dmae Roberts

Musician Wu Man plays an instrument that is 2000 years old and is often compared to the lute. She is credited for bringing the sound of the pipa to American audiences, but often, she doesn’t play traditional music. On her current nationwide tour, she performs works by contemporary composers like Philip Glass and Tan Dun. [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 4 2003 on KQED Pacific Time Subjects: International, Classical, Music