UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: April Nishimura recordings: Li Bo: Demonstration, 2009-06-05

Overview of the Collection

Nishimura, April
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: April Nishimura recordings: Li Bo: Demonstration
1 items  :  OT - 1 vct (mini-DV); WD - 1 DVD (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:30:00
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Instructional recording made by visiting artist Li Bo, University of Washington, Music Room 54, 6/5/09.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065430974
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

April Nishimura earned a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington (UW) in 2009. While there, Nishimura developed and co-taught the UW's first course on mixed-race studies. In 2017, Nishimura earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University. She plays the cello and regularly performs in the band Dreamcake.

Li Bo, born in Inner Mongolia in 1955, is a distinguished performer on the morin khuur, the horse-head fiddle known in Chinese as matouqin. He has been a professional musician since the age of 15, when he joined a local performing arts troupe and began to travel across the steppes. Later he was a featured soloist with a national troupe, and eventually became the lead morin khuur player with the Inner Mongolian Radio/Television network. In the mid-1980s, he taught in the School of Music at the Inner Mongolia Normal University. When Li Bo came to the United States to perform at the Northwest Folklife Festival in 2004 and 2005, he volunteered to work with students.

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Videorecording made by April Nishimura, a student of Li Bo; original mini-DV videocassette copied to file AH1 Mongolia 2010=10.1 gl.dv and DVD Work disc produced from AH1 Mongolia 2010-10.1 gl.img(8/2010).

Li Bo demonstrates several pieces on the Morin Khuur.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Morin Khuur
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology

Geographical Names

  • Asia
  • Mongolia--Asia--Central Asia

Form or Genre Terms

  • Video recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Bo, Li (performer)