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Performance: Solo Rites, Seven Breaths

January 28, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

$10 – $25

Praised as one of “New York’s most invigorating vocal presences” (The Wall Street Journal) and “a singer like no other” (The Nation), Jen Shyu wows audiences all over the world with her riveting voice, fearless compositions and multi-instrumentality. She combines these seamlessly with movement and acting, drawing from classical music, jazz improvisation, and traditions and styles throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.

With “songs that could remind you of ancient court music or Joni Mitchell” (NY Times), Jen Shyu invites you to join her for a musical pilgrimage through Taiwan, East Timor, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea. In a solo musical drama, directed by renowned Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho, this American-East Timorese-Taiwanese artist employs lutes, zithers, poetry, and dance to reveal “how beautifully and generously she uses sound” (NY Times).

Sponsored in part by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
and Shangri La, A Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures

Happy New Year promo $5 discount! Limited to 10 tickets per order, only until 1/20. Enter code: Happy2016

Free talk + meet the artist + live preview + fieldwork footage screening at fishcake on Jan. 27th:


January 28, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$10 – $25
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