A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The amazing Banhu 板胡.....................

I am a big fan of tradition Chinese musical instruments like the Erhu and the Banhu 板胡 or the Chinese coconut fiddle.
This Chinese traditional bowed string instrument is used primarily in northern China.
Like the more familiar erhu and gaohu, the banhu has two strings, is held vertically, and the bow hair passes in between the two strings.
check out this duet by these two playing the banhu or the Chinese coconut fiddle.

Wow, is that not great, Chinese folk music is is just amazing.

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