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Musical Group Preserves Asian Culture Through Unique Stringed Instruments

IIIZ+ (Three Zee Plus) is a musical group formed in Germany, which features three different kinds of bridged Asian zithers. The group performs tonight (Sept. 23, 2016) at the Asia Society Texas Center. Houston Public Media’s Dacia Clay talks with two of the performers, Maruta Miki and Jocelyn Clark, along with Stephanie Todd Wong, the […]

IIIZ+ (Three Zee Plus) is a group comprised of three musicians performing on varieties of the zither stringed instrument, along with percussion. (Photo Courtesy: IIIZ+ | threezeeplus.com)IIIZ+ (Three Zee Plus) is a musical group formed in Germany, which features three different kinds of bridged Asian zithers. The group performs tonight (Sept. 23, 2016) at the Asia Society Texas Center.

Houston Public Media's Dacia Clay talks with two of the performers, Maruta Miki and Jocelyn Clark, along with Stephanie Todd Wong, the Asia Society's director of performing arts and culture, about the music and Asian culture in Greater Houston.

You can hear an extended version of their conversation in an upcoming edition of Dacia's Classical Classroom podcast.

(Photo Courtesy: IIIZ+ | threezeeplus.com)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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