Recent News

Min Xiao-Fen + Mao, Monk and Me -WALLET

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk

Min Xiao-Fen solo”Mao, Monk and Me”  CD Release Concert

 Friday, 10/6/2017 at 8 pm at Museum of Chinese in America (215 Center Street, New York)

Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, ruan, sanxian, cymbals and voice

Born in the ancient capital of Nanjing, Min Xiao-Fen interweaves Chinese folk music, regional operas and Taoist music with the sounds of John Cage, jazz and blues. Her works transcend borders with their own brand of cutting-edge fusion. Min’s latest solo set, “Mao, Monk and Me,” features her treatments of jazz standards by Thelonious Monk mixed with their historical Chinese counterparts. As a young girl coming of age during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the reformed Beijing Operas and folk songs she heard from the many regions were dedicated to the workers and soldiers. After moving to the United States, she was inspired once again – this time by Thelonious Monk.

Thelonious Monk at 100 – Min Xiao-Fen solo”Mao, Monk and Me” 

Friday, 10/20 at 7pm at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

the Met

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Min Xiao-Fen’s Dim Sum CD

Min Xiao-Fen finger piano, sanxian, Nanying pipa, toy pipa, voice and electronicsDim Sum cd cover (new)
Satoshi Takeishi percussions and electronics

__________

“Min Xiao-Fen, a master of the Chinese pipa, has also done extensive research into the links between her native musical traditions and jazz. She’s brought this to bear in her collaborations with pianist Randy Weston, and in her own work. Here, on her first release in 6 years, she plays with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.”

–Larry Blumenfeld, Blu Notes

CD is available on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and myiesstore

 

 

MENU