Manhu from China
Friday, October 5, 2018 || 7:30 p.m.
Hailing from the Stone Forest of Yunnan Province in southwestern China, Manhu brings to life the traditions of the Yi people, an ethnic minority group with a rich musical history. Playing the hulusheng, a mouth organ made from dried gourds, and even an ordinary leaf used as a reed, Manhu shares instruments and songs that are well-known in their homeland, but rarely seen on an international stage.
Free 30-minute special lecture precedes the performance at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.
A program of Arts Midwest, the 2018–2019 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hearst Foundations, 3M, the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, the Kaufman Family Fund for Israeli Cultural Exchange, the Nordic Culture Fund, and Music Norway. Arts Midwest is also generously supported by the Iowa Arts Council.