Pipa (Pípa 琵琶)

John E. MYERS

Min Xiao-Fen performing with her pipa. Besides being known for playing the pipa, Min Xiao-Fen has gained recognition as a vocalist and for her work in jazz, contemporary, classical, and traditional Chinese music. PHOTO BY HELMUT LACKINGER.

The pipa, a form of lute with four strings, became an important solo and ensemble instrument in China over a period of two thousand years. It is used in a great variety of….

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