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Jiaju Shen + Wei Sun

Spiral Music

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.


About the Musicians


Jiaju Shen is an award-winning musician and an expert in traditional Chinese musical performance. She is the founder of Gong Music, providing a dynamic platform to promote traditional Chinese music and develop modern elements in folk music to serve a diverse audience. An innovator in pipa revitalization, Jiaju brings elements of contemporary jazz, funk, and reggae to traditional Chinese music. She has performed at the Beijing Olympics, Shanghai EXPO Closing Ceremony, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Metropolitan Museum, and Barclays Center.



Guzheng player Wei Sun is a member of the Chinese National Music Association and the International Association of guzheng. Wei came to the United States in 2016 and has performed at the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Webster Hall.