Interview with the Zhou Family Band 周家班 - WOMAD 2017 Thu, 2017-08-31 16:35

SOAS Radio’s Tessa (aka DJ Qiu) sits down with the Zhou Family Band at WOMAD 2017 to talk about how to continue their 600 year family musical tradition, how their European tour has been received so far, and much more. This interview was carried out in Mandarin, with dubbed translations by Tessa Qiu and Miia Laine.

The Zhou Family band (Anhui, China) have been musicians for seven generations, and their music has been the soundtrack to weddings, funerals, and rituals of worshipping ancestors and welcoming deities for over 600 years.