Improv Folk



We want to explore new expressions of traditional music in the modern world, based on the idea of borrowing fire from the Tiger to drive away bad things.

Jazz bassist Umar Zakaria, multidisciplinary artist Yifan Uya and folk instrumentalist Andi Liu 刘安迪 join forces to present a unique combination of Asian folk music and improvisation. Drawing on Mongolian, Malay, Chinese and other influences, they traverse histories, spiritualities, and chaotic modernities through the medium of sound. Their performance will feature a variety of traditional instruments and musical styles from each artist’s personal background. The group hopes to promote awareness, accessibility, and diversity of Asian musical arts.

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Artists in this Act:

Umar Zakaria

Andi Liu

Yifan Uya

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