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Written in fRoots issue 314/315, 2009
 

RED CHAMBER
Redgrass

Za Discs N-13 (2008)

Vancouver-based Chinese female plucked-string quartet, led by zheng player Mei Han with pipa, liuqin, ruan and sanxian (all Chinese lutes), in muscular, spirited arrangements of Chinese trad pieces plus one from Borneo, a waltz, a bluegrass collaboration thatís probably more fun live than interesting on record, and a remarkably effective treatment of a Bulgarian horo. www.asza.com


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