A series of cultural features that explore Chinese Musical Traditions.
Middle Kingdom n. [ 中国, Zhongguo /‘zhōng guó/ ] : the Mandarin name for China
Ancient. Mysterious. Cultivated. For hundreds of years, China has held sway over the western imagination. With exquisite silks, architecture, poetry, calligraphy, paintings, and more, the bounty of this great civilization pays witness to the enormous creativity and heart of its people. Passage to the Middle Kingdom focuses on one of China’s most affecting exports: her music. From America’s suburbs to the subways, from community centers to world-renowned stages, Chinese musicians are bringing the sounds of an ancient art form to our western tapestry. Learn about the instruments, the music and the keepers of this oral tradition.
Available in standard length (4:30) and extended play with additional music (10:00)