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What A Wonderful World: Blue Pipa "From Harlem to Shanghai and Back"

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Queens, NY 11432

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Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!

Dean Johnson, bass
Steve Salerno, guitar
Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, sanxian and vocal

Collected from the many regions of China, Ms. Min's compositions are inspired by Chinese folk, regional operas and Taoist music. The pipa master/vocalist/composer from Nanjing and her trio perform her thrilling new project “From Harlem to Shanghai and Back”, which reinterprets the work of legendary jazz trumpeter and composer Buck Clayton, Chinese composer Li Jinhui, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The result is a bold cutting-edge Chinese fusion that transcends time and borders.

Tuesday, April 10
3:30pm
Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, 11361

Monday, May 14
2pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, 11365

Tuesday, June 19
4:30pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, 11364


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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