November 9th, 2012

Chinese White Cloud Abbey Delegation Musicians

Chinese White Cloud Abbey Delegation Musicians
Daoist Musical Performance

Friday, November 9, 7-9 pm
Location: Armstrong Hall, Great Hall
Campus: Tempe
Cost: Free and open to the public

As a major indigenous religio-philosophical tradition of China, Daoism has played an important role in the life of the people of China for well over eighteen hundred years. The outward expressions of Taoism are its rituals, passed on from generation to generation by Taoist ritual specialists throughout the centuries. Music is an integral part of these rituals.
Daoism uses music as a medium through which to communicate with the spirits during religious ceremonies.

In this rare visit to the United States, a group of Daoist musicians from White Cloud Temple in Bejing, China will perform for the public.

This event is sponsored by: Center for Asian Research, Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, International Letters and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences