Monday, 23 January 2012

Lui Pui-yuen & Wong Ching Kuen

My apologies for not publishing this post earlier on the second weekend running, again a busy work load was taking up my time!
I thought this week's blog post should be about Chinese music as today is the first day of the Chinese new year, and so after searching for some good artists on YouTube, I found this music by Lui Pui-yuen & Wong Ching Kuen. I really like the way their music is slow paced because it makes it very relaxing.

I've not been able to find out very much about them but as usual, if anyone else can enlighten me, then please feel free to do so.

Lui Pui-yuen is one of the most well known artists amongst Pipa players. He was so well respected as a Pipa player, that he taught at the Centre for World Music in Berkeley, at UCLA and Brown.

All I know about Wong Ching Kuen is that he is/was a Xiao player (an end-blown flute made out of bamboo)

I thought I'd finally wish you all a Happy New Chinese Year with this composition that I found on iTunes by the Heart of The Dragon Ensemble:

1 comment:

  1. He is known as the "King of Xiao" in Hong Kong. He also was a doctor and held some of the highest hospital administrative /public health positions over there. I was at his funeral when he passed. Wong Ching Kuen is my uncle, my mom's older brother, one of 10 siblings from a very influential family, born to a father with 5 wives and over 700 descendants, that by itself an amazing story !!. His father's burial site is the size of 5 football stadium in Xiamen, China. Occasionally, I conducted private escorted tours to Hong Kong and China from Los Angeles. His son is quite an artist also.

    I myself love music, play and write as a hobby. email