Preview: ‘Ancient Paths, Modern Voices’

BY Arts Desk  November 9, 2009 at 1:16 PM EST

Coming soon on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown will have a report on ‘Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture,’ a festival currently taking place at Carnegie Hall in New York.

The festival features Chinese musicians, including artists and ensembles traveling outside of China for the first time. Jeffrey Brown’s report will include a profile of Wu Man, one of the world’s leading musical ambassadors and a master of the pipa — a four-stringed lute with ancient roots in central Asia and China.

Below is part of Jeffrey Brown’s interview with Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive director, who oversaw the festival: