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Béla Fleck is one of the greatest living banjo players in the world. He’s followed what many experience as this quintessential American roots instr...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Riyaaz Qawwali represents the diversity and plurality of South Asia. The ensemble’s musicians, who are settled in the United States, hail from Indi...

Bought by KMXT, WMUU-LP, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:32
  • Purchases: 3
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Commemorate Chinese New Year in 2019 through Music and Words.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gao Hong, Credit: Ryan Dawes
When the Minnesota Timberwolves asked Gao Hong to play the "Star-Spangled Banner" before a game, she was nervous. This would be the first time most...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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The great cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a citizen artist and a forensic musicologist, decoding the work of musical creators across time and space. In his art...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: The Minnesota K-Pop Dance Crew., Credit: Terry Le
K-Pop isn't just a sensation in Asia. Korean pop music is so infectious University of Minnesota students are mastering K-Pop dance moves. As KFAI's...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Film music you remember, even if you've forgotten the film.
In honor of the Chinese New Year, Robert Bruce and Quinn Riley explore film scores from movies taking place in China: The Land of the Red Dragon.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Commemorate Chinese New Year in 2018 through Music and Words

Bought by KSKQ, KMUD, KQED, WKAR, WVTF and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ashe Bhosle in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
Once Asha effortlessly brought India to my kitchen in California. Now she transported me from a balmy night in a park in Kolkata to a foggy evening...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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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
Caption: Album art of Vijay Iyer's 2011 album, "Tirtha"
A song review of the track "Entropy and Time" off of Vijay Iyer's 2011 album, Tirtha.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 02:54
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What is known as the Asian Holocaust of World War II, is a far-reaching tale of tragedy that affected Asian cultures all around the world. Producer...

Bought by WTIP, KQAL, and KFAI


  • Added: Jul 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 3
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At one time, the erhu was the muse of Central Asian nomads; this small, two-stringed fiddle could be played on horseback (imagine folk modifying an...

Bought by WXXI


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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At one time, the erhu was the muse of Central Asian nomads; this small, two-stringed fiddle could be played on horseback (imagine folk modifying an...

Bought by KBYI


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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About 2,500 years ago, the body of a Chinese nobleman was placed in a tomb with items he cherished most: furnishings, bronze vessels, weapons and s...

Bought by KBYI


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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About 2,500 years ago, the body of a Chinese nobleman was placed in a tomb with items he cherished most: furnishings, bronze vessels, weapons and s...

Bought by WXXI


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 1
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It's among the most popular instruments in China. Over most of its 2,500-year-history, the guzheng has been a mainstay in everything from opera to ...

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 3
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It's among the most popular instruments in China. Over most of its 2,500-year-history, the guzheng has been a mainstay in everything from opera to ...

Bought by Raven Radio and WXXI


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Have you ever heard of a wooden fish, a flowerpot drum or a nipple gong? They are part of a raucous, colorful-and wildly popular-feature in Chinese...

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Have you ever heard of a wooden fish, a flowerpot drum or a nipple gong? They are part of a raucous, colorful-and wildly popular-feature in Chinese...

Bought by WXXI


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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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Composer Mari Kimura on growing up in an experimental solar house, taking care of a terrified audience, and improvising as a way to find one’s self.

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 30:20
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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