Saturday, March 4, 2017

About a Lute: A Moving Sound and "Dombra"

A Moving Sound performs today's random tune, called Dombra. A Moving Sound is a Taiwanese music group formed in 2000 when vocalist Mia Hsieh met guitarist Scott Prairie. The group writes original compositions based on Taiwanese, Chinese and other Asian traditional music and using traditional instrumentation such as the erhu (Chinese fiddle), the zhong ruan (lute) and traditional dance and vocalization. They have served as a gateway into a genre called Pan-Asian music which the magazine Global Rhythm described as being delicately balanced between worlds. They have released four albums. Dombra can be found on their 2006 release Songs Beyond Words. This video was made at the 2012 WOMAD festival.