Wu Man plays the Pipa, a Chinese lute known for its light, pastoral sound. She often plays new music, collaborating with explorers such as the Kronos Quartet, and she recently released an album of children’s songs from around the world.
Stringsongs is a project that brings together three master musicians. Tim Farrell is an acclaimed finger-style guitarist who has been recording since the 1990s, creating impeccable, melodic songs for acoustic guitar.
Gayle Ellett and Todd Montgomery are modern musicians purveying a backwoods Americana global music fusion as Fernwood. Arcadia is their second album of mostly acoustic ruminations, orchestrated with everything from sitars and guitars to bouzoukis and dilruba in a global music of the imagination.