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Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso, cited by the Los Angeles Times as 'the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World.' Born in Hangzhou, China, Wu Man studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she became the first recipient of a master’s degree in pipa. She currently lives in Boston where she was chosen ... Read more in Amazon's Wu Man Store

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  • Audio CD (March 22, 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Trad. Crossroads
  • ASIN: B0007NBAEA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,634 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The lute-like pipa has a taunt banjo-like tone that may sound alien to Western ears, but when pipa virtuoso Wu Man picks up the instrument, she is able to conjure both the alien and the conventional, and does so with a remarkable flair. A member of Yo-Yo Ma's groundbreaking Silk Road ensemble, Wu Man plays the instrument with the kind of skill generally associated with fleet-fingered classical guitarists. But there's more to this musician than chops. Here she makes revelatory connections with such guests as Appalachian banjo player Lee Knight, Ukrainian bandura player Julian Kytasty and Ugandan endongo player James Makubuya. More than meeting her collaborators half way, Man seamlessly meshes with her guests, able to create bluegrass grooves, Eastern European melodies or flurries of African harp-like notes. Highlights include "Nightrider" (with Kytasty) and "Raining" (with Makubuya), but the surprising versatility of this pipa player is biggest revelation of all. –-Tad Hendrickson

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By o dubhthaigh VINE VOICE on May 6, 2005
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On paper, this shouldn't work. There comes a point where cross cultural efforts tuen into a ben and jerry's blend of flavours, none of which are distinct or genuine.

Not the case with Wu Man! I can think of no other musician who might pull together Ugandan, Ukrainian and Appalachian musicians and have the individual collaborations work so seemlessly into an integrated whole. More 4 and half stars than 4, and absolutely worth owning if you are a fan of any of the disciplines on offer here.

"Nandere" with James Makubuya is magical, positively a match kissed by God Himself, were the old codger able to carry a tune in a bucket. "Love Song" displays everything that enchants you about traditional Chinese music, and in the hands of Wu Man, it is a reverie of passion and desire and longing so sublime as to transport you to where your heart dwells most peotically. Odd metered work outs with Julian Kytasty are the stuff that works up a sweat in the likes of Andy Irvine or Nikola Parov, and the duo work here is sheer brilliance. Jolting the listener back to North Carolina with Lee Knight steels its way into the mix so effectively, you'd swear these tunes were meant to follow each other!

The recording is miked perfectly and balanced to give the Cd an intimate feel of people sitting around in a circle working off of each other. I don't know exactly how she did this, but to achieve such a terrific spirit is testimony to what an incredible artist is Wu Man. There is no one like her. Having caught her in concert with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, I can tell you that she is the glue that holds down the entire effort. She dances with her instrument, sometimes literally, and has so given herself over to the confidence of Music, that no one or ensemble is ever the same thereafter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 17, 2009
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Wu Man's experiments of re-interpreting the old classical pieces and applying the ancient iinstrument to other styles of music are a resounding success in my opinion.

Above all, she made the entire album a fun exploration of sounds and images. How can you not love this brave soul that shares her virtuoso....
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By Robert Galvan on November 17, 2014
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A virtuoso and eclectic collection!
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