The Harvard Ed Portal in collaboration with Silkroad, composer Wu Man, and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band are excited to present a family-friendly afternoon of music and history! On Saturday, March 24, discover the pipa, a lute-like Chinese instrument, and join us for a cultural journey with music and puppets! The event is free and open to all ages with RSVPs requested.
Wu Man is a member of the Silkroad Ensemble and the recipient of the Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year—the first time the award was given to a player of a non-Western instrument. For more than 300 years, the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band toured the countryside, performing their shadow puppet plays that bring to life themythical heroes and gods and evoke famous battles.