Wolf Smoke – Xiao Dong Wei
8:30 pm-10:00 pm
|Concert Series, Music Performance @ The Magic Stick||Map & Directions|
Xiao Dong Wei is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who studied at the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and is considered a master of the Erhu (a two-stringed, bowed instrument from China). For Art X Detroit 2013 she presents a series of three concerts that showcase the scope of her musical accomplishments.
First, Xiao Dong has hand-picked some of her favorite musicians from all corners of the world for a special concert entitled World Without Borders. Learn more about that performance here.
Next, she and pianist Yuki Mack perform with a ten-piece ensemble made up of members from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about that performance here.
In her final performance for Art X Detroit 2013, a four-piece consisting of drums, bass, guitar and Xiao Dong playing Erhu, Guzheng, Pipa and keyboards (as well as singing in Mandarin and English) performs at The Majestic Theater. Xiao Dong also co-writes most of the band’s original material with bassist Ken Hottmann. Dave Johnson plays guitar and Dave Below is on drums. This set will consist of songs from all of Xiao Dong’s previous bands since relocating to Detroit in 2005. There will also be special guest appearances from members of WEI, XD WEI and Madame XD.