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Origin Story


In this short, three-minute video, two members of the Silk Road Ensemble discuss how they created a piece that combined two very different instruments and musical traditions. Cristina Pato, who plays the Galician bagpipes (gaita), and Kojiro Umezaki, who plays the Japanese shakuhachi (bamboo flute), talk about their collaboration on “Vojo” and what they learned as they wrote and arranged the song.

A free classroom-friendly study guide for this video is available for download below.