Pao Xiong

Cher Ker Thao (Fresno) will study traditional Hmong bamboo flute with master artist Pao Xiong (Fresno). Xiong learned to play the flute from his father when he was growing up in Laos. He has been playing for over thirty years and performs regularly at community celebrations and for the local Hmong radio station. Thao initially learned from his family members to play basics on the flute and has practiced for many years on his own. During the apprenticeship he will lea