Friday, February 17, 2017

Traditional Chinese music group Purple Bamboo at Carnegie Library in Oakland, February 26.

Purple Bamboo, a group of traditional Chinese musicians, will perform at the Carnegie Library in Oakland on February 26.
Founded in 2015, Purple Bamboo performs traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Purple Bamboo has played at a variety of local venues, and is comprised of Ai-Lin Chen on the guzhen (a plucked string instrument), Kai Liu on the dizi (a transverse flute), and Mimi Jong on the erhu (a two-stringed spike fiddle).

The troupe has recently been joined by world-class pipa (a four-stringed lute) virtuoso Jin Yang, a graduate from the prestigious Central Conservatory in Beijing and former professor at the Wuhuan Music Convervatory. Please join us in welcoming them!
The event runs from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the first floor's Quiet Reading Room and is free and open to the public. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.