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DR. SUN HUI – Erhu Musician

February 8, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Dr. Sun Hui, a Chinese musician holding stringed instrument called an erhu

Dr. Sun Hui, Ph.D. is the Winner of Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award 2018, and Excellence Prize Winner of the National Erhu Competition in Taiwan, Champion of National Taichi Competition in Taiwan.

Sun has developed a unique style combining the Chinese elements of the erhu with traditional Hawai‘ian music. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed instrument sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese two-stringed fiddle and older than the violin. She will play the erhu and discuss the historical context for the instrument’s role in Chinese classical music composition, poetry, and philosophy.

In this Erhu lecture and recital, learn about this most popular of the Chinese huqin family of bowed string instruments. Perhaps no musical instrument is more evocative of China than the erhu even though its origins most likely developed beyond the borders of Chinese culture. It is historically known as the barbarian’s fiddle.

This program is produced by the UH Mānoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

The Friends of the Hanapēpē Public Library are also funding the cost of this program and light refreshments.

All ages are welcome to this event.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity should contact library staff as soon as possible. Advance requests 48 hours or more before the eent are encouraged, but not required.
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February 8, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adults, Children, Families, Teens


Kauai – Hanapepe
4490 Kona Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716 United States
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