Wu Man: NEA National Heritage Fellowship Tribute Video (2023)

Hear how pipa player Wu Man of Carlsbad, California, plucks expressive musical colors and textures from her native China to share with new audiences in the United States and around the world. As a virtuoso of the centuries-old, pear-shaped, four-stringed Chinese lute, Wu Man is a cultural ambassador who bridges American and Chinese traditions through her music and teaching. 

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