Dong Xi is a new collaboration between Washington based world percussionist, Tom Teasley, and world-renowned Chinese dulcimer artist and Strathmore Music Center Artist in Residence, Chao Tian. Tom and Chao’s cultural backgrounds drive Dong Xi Music’s uniqueness, and their intellectual musical creativity produces a refreshing new chemistry. With the current trend of globalization between the U.S. and China, the collaboration of Dong Xi provides cultural exchange via an improvised musical dialogue. From musical performance, to the reception of audience, to the promotion of resonance and inner feelings, Dong Xi’s collaboration has a greater power than simply presenting each country’s culture. Both Tom and Chao are musical polyglots who have successfully broken the barriers and hurdles between cultures and art forms, in a never-ending quest to fascinate, inspire, and discover new sounds, meaning, and art. We hope you’ll join us for this unique artistic blend of Eastern and Western cultures.
Free concert; donations accepted; childcare available and all are welcome.