The fabulous pipa player Wu Man won worldwide attention when a US Airways attendant broke her instrument while stowing it for takeoff on an internal flight to New Haven, Connecticut.
US Airways have now made amends and paid for Wu Man to have new instrument built in China. She is one of few to win this kind of dispute.
But she’s taking up the cause for others – an Indian sitar player, for instance, who had his instrument broken on a British Airways flight and is still fighting for compensation. “He’s angry,” she says. “It’s the same story again and again and again for musicians these days.”
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(If you know the sitar player, please ask him to contact Slipped Disc.)
Wu Man will play her new pipa for the first time tonight.