13 Sep, 2011
For Western audiences, traditional Chinese instruments are most often associated with Peking Opera and the occasional martial arts film. But with the release of Viva Girls’ debut album, Inspiration, in the United States, the all-female Chinese classical pop group hopes to redefine the sound and scope of Chinese instrumental music.
The album was to be released on Tuesday, and later this year the Viva Girls hope to do a North American tour. Classically trained at some of China’s most prestigious music conservatories, the 12 members of Viva Girls define themselves as being an “East meets West twist” on classical and pop music.