Spirit Rhythms – Melody of China with Veve Vodou Drum and Dance Ensemble
June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Melody of China in partnership with the San Francisco International Arts Festival and with Zeke Nealy and the Veve Vodou drum and dance ensemble present Spirit Rhythms at Fort Mason Center. Spirit Rhythms combines Hatian drumming and dancing with traditional Chinese music. Yangqin Zhao and Zeke Nealy are featured artists. The program includes a striking blend of new and traditional works.
The program will include several traditional Chinese songs by Melody of China featuring Yangqin Zhao on yangqin (hammered dulcimer); Gangqin Zhao on guzheng (zither); Shenshen Zhang on pipa (lute); Wanpeng Guo on sheng (mouth organ); and Xian Lu on dizi (bamboo flute). They will be joined by a group of yangqin and guzheng students and members of the Veve Vodou drum and dance ensemble. The concert will also feature original works by Zeke Nealy performing with his stirring drummers and dancers.