Wu Man gave the New York premiere of Eric Moe’s The Sun Beats the Mountain Like a Drum for pipa

Wu Man gave the New York premiere of Eric Moe’s The Sun Beats the Mountain Like a Drum for pipa (a lute-like Chinese instrument) and electroacoustics on April 6 at Zankel Hall Carnegie Hall. Allann Kozinn of the New York times wrote that Moe “gave Ms. Wu pipa lines that had the spirit of a freewheeling rock improvisation.” The program included collaborations between Wu Man and traditional musicians from Uganda, Ukraine, and the Appalachian region of the United States.