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For hundreds of years, China has held sway over the western imagination. With exquisite silks, architecture, poetry, calligraphy, paintings,music a...

Bought by KALW, KFCF FM, WVBI-LP, WCPN, KTOO and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Yazhi Guo grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution when conservatories were closed and traditional Chinese music and musical instruments were all...

Bought by KBYI, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, and KOWS


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 5
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As a child, Jennifer Alexa Zhang spent around eight hours a day practicing the piano. As a teen, she added the Chinese bamboo flute to her regimen ...

Bought by WXXI, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and KOWS


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 5
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As a child, Jennifer Alexa Zhang spent around eight hours a day practicing the piano. As a teen, she added the Chinese bamboo flute to her regimen ...

Bought by KBYI, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, and KOWS


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Wu Man lives in San Diego, but works in venues around the world. And she is doing it on an instrument that had once been in decline. When she enter...

Bought by WXXI, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and KOWS


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Xiao Xiannian (Xiao is the last name) is a conservatory-trained virtuoso of the YangQin-a Chinese hammered dulcimer. Once a soloist with a prestigi...

Bought by WXXI, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 6
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Xiao Xiannian (Xiao is the last name) is a conservatory-trained virtuoso of the YangQin-a Chinese hammered dulcimer. Once a soloist with a prestigi...

Bought by KBYI, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, KHSU, Hawaii Public Radio, and KOWS


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 10:07
  • Purchases: 5
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Thao Nguyen grew up in Northern Virginia, and started playing music at age 12. Since then she has released three critically acclaimed albums, and s...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 08:13
Caption: Singer-songwriter Josh Vasa, Credit: Tanner Latham
Birmingham, Alabama, singer-songwriter Josh Vasa of the band Sanyasi talks about his Indian heritage, writing, and the value of cheesy lyrics.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 08:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Susie Ibarra
“I understand Filipino Kulintang, it's melodic phrasing, how it moves linearly, very similar to how perhaps bebop moves in jazz…there’s a lot of si...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, 90.5 WSNC, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 10:53
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A photo of the Beijing rock band Hedgehog, taken from the book "Sound Kapital.", Credit: Matthew Niederhauser
A look at a fast-changing China through the lens of youth culture and rock music.

  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 06:59
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After experiencing the horror of the Khmer Rouge experience, Daran Kravanh credits an accordion that appeared on a stump in a forest with saving hi...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2009
  • Length: 04:59
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Wilma Pang, Professor at San Francisco City College, shares the influence of Chinese opera, a rapidly-disappearing art form, wherever she can. Pan...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2009
  • Length: 04:58
Caption: Phil Nyokai James playing the shakuhachi
Students of the shakuhachi flute learn about music, listening, and presence in their daily lives.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: 06:37
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Jon Jang, composer and jazz pianist, who paved the way for Asian American jazz musicians.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2007
  • Length: 04:59
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Singer/Songwriter Jared Rehberg is perhaps the only transracial and international adoptee who sings about being an adoptee.

Bought by KCUR


  • Added: Nov 07, 2006
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Maori group called 'Wai" blends traditions with a hip hop sound in New Zealand.

Bought by WNJR and KSUT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 2
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Slack Key Guitar is a unique art form in Hawaii

Bought by KZYX and KSUT


  • Added: Sep 13, 2006
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Turntablists create new soundtracks to Kung-Fu movies...live!

Bought by KFAI and WAMC


  • Added: Jul 26, 2006
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Thanks to instruments left behind by the British army, brass band music has become an integral part of Indian musical culture.

Bought by WEFT, WGVU, 2SER FM 107.3, and WAER


  • Added: May 17, 2005
  • Length: 06:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Melodies heard on Tokyo train platforms.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, KUT-HD, KTNA, KFAI and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2004
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 6
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Famed pipa virtuoso Wu Man in her own words and her music

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, WCQS, WEKU, KCUR and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2003
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 7