The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents a performance byThe Hsu-nami, an internationally-renowned progressive rock band from New Jersey.
The Hsu-nami became known as the first “progressive erhu rock” band in the world, integrating an amplified “erhu”, a two-string spike fiddle used in Chinese classical and folk music, into an instrumental progressive rock sound.
The Hsu-nami’s music is marked by virtuosic erhu melodies and shredding licks in place of vocals, intertwined with heavy guitar riffs, tasteful guitar solos, funky rhythms, and metal-driven rock drumming. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, The Hsu-nami re-defines the 1960s-70s fusion rock sound.
Featured in the 2008 Summer Olympic in Beijing, the Hsu-nami’s track “Rising of the Sun” was used as the theme music representing the Chinese Basketball team.
Charlottesville's own nakasi band, Dzian!, will open for The Hsu-nami with a set of Asian a-go-go, surf and garage rock.
This is an Arts Enhancement Event supported by the Vice Provost for the Arts to increase access and engagement with the Arts. The Hsu-nami will be performing on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:30pm, at The Haven on First & Market Streets. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.
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