Here's an interesting concert that brings together Chinese erhu player Jirong Huang with Tom Neville (Western fiddle) and Baljeet Singh on Indian Dilruba. I have performed accordion/ erhu duets with Jirong at the Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year dinner a few years ago.
It's been fascinating to see the success of Delhi to Dublin criss-crossing Celtic fiddle music with South Asian tabla beats, as well as the latin-celtic music of The Paper Boys.
There's a lot of intercultural musical collaborations in Vancouver, and it is often very exciting, stimulating and culturally informative.
Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society and Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden Present
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Jirong Huang (Chinese Erhu, Fiddle)
Baljeet Singh (Indian Dilruba, Fiddle)
Tom Neville (Western Fiddle)
Wei Li on Gu Zheng (Chinese Zither)
Bruce Henzcel (Marimba, Percussion)
Dr. Jan Walls as Master of Ceremony
The Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music
Society and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens are proud to present Fiddles
Around the World on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the Chinese Classical
Garden. A concert for all
audiences, the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble will showcase an exciting collection of multicultural Fiddles. This concert
features traditional and innovative music on bowed instruments.
The bowed stringed instrument first appeared in
India around 3000 BC, and is described in
Hindu myth as Ravanahatha. From its epicenter in India, this family of instruments radiated out to China,
Central Asia to Europe, Africa and then the New
World. Presented by the Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society, this
performance will be emceed by renowned
linguist Dr. Jan Walls and feature Jirong Huang, our musical
director on Erhu, Tom Neville on Western Fiddle and Baljeet Singh on Dilruba , accompanied
by the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.
Each of these ethnic instruments will be presented in solo performance, displaying technique and skill to
traditional songs and also perform in
non-traditional arrangements making new music with bows and fiddles.
another culture.” The Georgia Straight
We gratefully acknowledge the
support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Vancouver.