Angie Holdal plays her Chinese Guzheng harp at one of the Station House Gallery openings.

Angie Holdal plays her Chinese Guzheng harp at one of the Station House Gallery openings.

Guzheng harp music to welcome dinner guests

Chinese Guzheng harp music to welcome guests attending Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre's traditional Indian dinner.

Angie Holdal will play her unique style of music as guests arrive Saturday evening for the Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre’s second annual vegetarian dinner featuring authentic dishes of India.

Cariboo born and raised, Angie is both an artist and musician.

Five years ago her interest in music prompted her to purchase a Chinese  harp called a Guzheng.

She loved the relaxing and elegant Asian sound of this instrument but was challenged to learn it without an understanding of Chinese.

Working hard to interpret Chinese songs for the Guzheng she finally understood the instrument and started composing and developing her own personal sound to create a soothing atmosphere for gatherings such as weddings, art show openings, garden parties, meetings and recently at the Victoria Yoga Conference.

Angie also studies the cello and does water colour paintings which were featured last year during the Williams Lake Art Walk and are currently being shown in the Hobbit House.

Tickets for the dinner taking place at the Elks’ Hall Saturday, April 30 are $50 and available at the New World Cafe, Kit and Kaboodle and by calling 778-412-7780.

The evening includes a special guest performance by Marin Patenaude who recently released her first CD: Follow Through; live and silent auctions; portraits and candid photographs by Jesse Madden.

Auction items include items including return air fare for two to Vancouver with Pacific Coastal Airlines; a Kamloops hotel and wine tour; Kamloops heritage home stay; themed baskets; local art work and more.