THE BEAUTY OF HAWAII, FROM BUTTERFLIES TO RAINBOWS, INSPIRES NANCY SHOOP-WU

 

 

Nancy Shoop-Wu makes beautiful violin music.  On her first full-length recording, the new album RAINBOW ROAD, this Hawaii resident and violinist has created gorgeous instrumental new age music (one track is vocal) with classical overtones.  This makes sense since Nancy was a member of major-city symphony orchestras for several decades.  But this original material features her violin out-front backed with piano, acoustic guitars and a little bass and drums here and there.

 

From the moment she set foot in the Aloha State, Shoop-Wu found herself under the islands' magical spell. The result was a burst of creativity for the consummate musician as she blended two genres she loved -- new age and classical music -- combining them with the musical culture of her new home (the recording includes Hawaiian slack-key guitars, for example).  The beauty of Hawaii, from the butterflies to the rainbows to the sunrises and the rain, are all reflected in the wonderfully-expressive violin music of Nancy Shoop-Wu.