** all-ages folk and children's music from east asia **

This Taiwanese song is about a couple arguing over how to cook a special kind of eel that surfaces in the fields when it rains. “Ti oh oh, beh lo ho” means “the sky is getting dark, the rain is coming.” It is such a quirky and fun song that it seemed perfect for the adventurous musicians of the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man, probably the most acclaimed pipa player in the world. Trombonist Jacob Garchik arranged this excellent version for the string quartet + pipa. What resulted is a wonderous, magical sound world. Huge thanks to Wu Man and the Kronos Quartet for all of the inspiration, support, and haunting music and to Ya Yun for turning me on to this song in the first place.

SONG LYRICS AND TRANSLATION 

Arranged by Jacob Garchik 
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello 
(Kronos Quartet)
Wu Man, pipa
Akiko Hiroshima, vocals
Ya Yun Teng, vocals
Yoshi Waki, upright bass 
David Cossin, percussion
Elena, vocals, mandolin
 

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