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Wu Man Touring Behind ‘Kung Fu Panda 3' OST

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 13, 2016 10:52 PM EST

In a mazing bit of good luck for Wu Man, the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 and its official soundtrack coincides perfects with the world famous pipa player's current North American Tour. While Jack Back's comedy antics have kids laughing in the local Cineplex, the well-respected Chinese composer will be entertaining their parents at the city's Performing Arts Center.

As part of a tour that takes them from Portland, Maine to Cornell, New York, Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet present "A Night in Ancient and New China," a program showcasing the extraordinary range of Chinese folk and contemporary music.

Sure to boost ticket sales, Man is also featured prominently in the soundtrack for Jack Black's latest animated film, Kung Fu Panda 3, which is currently in theatres all over the U.S.

In a recent behind the scenes interview for the film and accompanying soundtrack, Man explained what it was about the Kung Fu Panda franchise that she loved most:

"I love the sort of all combination...the tradition  -- of course it shows a lot of chinses traditions [like] martial arts and music and a lot of lifestyle -- but also there is kind of the American sense of humor there.

"So to me, that is just amazing."

For those of you looking to hear Wu Man outside the setting of a kid-filled movie theater, the dates of her North American Tour are as follows:

Thursday, February 18, at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa

Saturday, February 20, at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota

Saturday, February 27, at Wolfe Recital in Corpus Christi, Texas

Sunday, February 28, at the San Antonio Chamber Music in San Antonio, Texas

Tuesday, March 29, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts

Thursday, March 31, at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine

Friday, April 1, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Sunday, April 3, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Friday, April 8, at Duke Performances, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina

Saturday, April 9, at the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario

Sunday, April 10, at Cornell University in Cornell, New York

To buy the soundtrack for Kung Fu Panda 3 head over to Amazon.com today.

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