Sunday, May 31, 2015

Musical Suona Moments in China and Canada

The video in the previous post may have been a jolt for readers expecting something more . . . Chinese. So to help soothe any frayed nerves, here is a man I saw playing the suona, a Chinese double-reeded horn, at Chengnan Park in Shaoyang, Hunan:

man playing the suona surrounded by greenery at Chengnan Park in Shaoyang, Hunan

For some music, instead of abruptly switching back to a fully China-themed post and possibly shocking some readers with yet another big change, I will share a duet which includes both Eastern and Western instruments performed by Zhongxi Wu and David All in British Columbia, Canada. The tempo picks up significantly around the 1:30 mark.

[on YouTube]

I feel safe saying that is the best suona and bagpipe duet performance I have ever heard.

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