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Oct 4, 2018

The Zhou Family Band plays traditional wind and percussion music that has accompanied birth and death of people in Central-Eastern China for more than 600 years.

Coming from Lingbi, Anhui Province, the Zhou family have been musicians for seven generations, and are bearers of a tradition that represents the this Chinese folk music with Bolin Laba, a national intangible cultural heritage of China.

We spoke about the band’s origin, instrumentation, members, and performances, including the 2018 BU Global Music Festival

The BU Global Music Festival takes place in October on the campus of Boston University, in partnership with the BU Global Arts Initiative.