omote traditional Chinese music worldwide. She never for
gets her roots — the treasures that define who she is, and from where she comes.
上海楼凤Early in 2006, Wu was overjoyed when officials of Carnegie Hall (one
of the world’s most prestigious music venues, in Midtown Manhattan, in New York City) as
ked her to help them produce two traditional-Chinese- music -themed concerts within two years. Within a short time, s上海楼凤女神会所
he began laying the groundwork for the concerts. She made special trips to remote rural areas in Shanxi (in North China) and
上海楼凤Shaanxi (in Northwest China) provinces, to watch folk musicians’ performances and to explore the origin of the tradi
tional Chinese folk music, so she could display the music’s unique charm to audiences outside of China.
“It was quite an interesting experience when I played, with my pipa at Carnegie Hall, the tunes of Shaanxi opera (Qinqiang) and of上海楼凤女神会所
shadow play in 2009. I invited the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band, from Shaanxi, to perform a shadow play in the hall.
上海楼凤Many of the spectators were fascinated by the unique charm of the traditional Chinese culture,” recalls Wu.
n recognition of her virtuosity and collaborations across di
sciplines, Musical America in 2013 named Wu “Instrumentalist of the Year,” marking t上海楼凤女神会所
he first time the prestigious award was bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.
In 2017, Sing Me Home, produced by Wu and other members of Silk Road Ensemble, earned them the上海楼凤
Best World Music Album during the presentation of the 59th Grammy Awards, Wu composed.
上海楼凤女神会所Green (Vincent’s Tune), the album’s first melody, based on a tune created by her son. By drawing inspiration from the tun
e, which her then-four-year-old boy often hummed, Wu created the melody. She named the tune “Green”, to praise the b
eauty and exuberant vitality of spring, a season as vigorous and enthusiastic as a four-year-old.
In February 2015, Our World in Song, which featured 12 folk songs (of different countries), was n上海楼凤女神会所
ominated for the 57th Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album. Wu, along with Hawaiian instr
umentalist Daniel Ho and Cuban percussionist Luis Conte, played more than 50 musical instruments for the so
ngs’ accompaniments, creating an attractive, inspiring and exciting global music tour.
on to look into the future amid urban life, and the other is to look back
on rural history – it’s our past,” he says, adding that this contradiction – resisting urban
ization while at the same time embracing progress – has driven the emergence of modern thought and di
scourse, which has become the internal motivation for change in art, literature and philosophy.
Ethnic Tibetan writer A Lai, famous for his novel Settling Dust, which was also published und
er the title Red Poppies, says many of the writers today still depict rural life as they imagine it, rather than ob
serving and reflecting on it by honestly facing the challenges posed by globalization.
“We should be aware that many of the problems facing Chinese farmers and villagers today are universal,” he says.
oqiang gives visitors a glimpse of modern Chinese art. Created specially for this exhibition, hig
hlight pieces include the monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.
Spiraling over visitors’ heads, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing o
f the sacred Mount Lishan, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors.
Cheng Jingye, Chinese ambassador to Australia, said at the preview ceremony that the exhib
tion represents another highlight in this year’s China-Australia cultural-and-arts exchange.
“I know that the Terracotta Warriors are very familiar with the
journey to Australia,” he says. “In 1982, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of d
iplomatic relations between China and Australia, Australia was chosen as the destinatio
The safety of mountaineers in China’s recently concluded Qomolangma climbing season, which saw 241 climbers scale the peak from t
he Chinese side, was ensured through good management practices, the government of the Tibet autonomous region said on Friday.
Twelve Chinese mountaineers, 21 Chinese guides, 94 foreign mountaineers and 108 Sherpa
guides made it to the summit from April 10 to May 30, according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association.
Two alpinists, however, have become the victims on the north face of th
e mountain in Tibet’s Dingri county, resulting from the extreme physical demands.
“Mountaineering is a high-risk sport, and safety is the priority,” said Pema Trinley, the association’s deputy director.