Wu Man on the Pipa

May 9, 2004

Wu Man is a professional Chinese musician living in the West. Her instrument is the pipa, a stringed instrument plucked like a guitar. She talks with Jim Fleming and demonstrates various styles of pipa playing, including wah-wah pipa which she owes to Jimi Hendrix. Wu Man has a new CD called “Pipa: From a Distance.” She’s also part of YoYo Ma’s “Music from the Silk Road” project.