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Tom Teasley

About Dong Xi

When Chinese dulcimer musician Chao Tian met with world percussionist Tom Teasley, they formed a duo named Dong Xi (“East-West”) and the name represents the ethnicity origin of the duo, also it takes partial meaning from the Chinese idiom which roughly translates to “clamor in the East, attack in the West” to describe the playful musical dialogues they created.This is one of their signatures in their music and represents their unique and interesting ways to create music dialogue. They use the subtleties of Chinese dulcimer to blend seamlessly with the world music percussion to create an elaborate and amazing duo improvisation.

From a different perspective, Dong Xi also represent a mature attitude for culture diplomacy, different music and culture constructing conversations based on mutual understanding and respect, exchanging knowledge, experience, and ideology, creating new forms of musical expression through dialogue. “The fusion of traditional music from the East with rhythm from the rest of the world” is a goal they are striving to achieve and to accomplish.