I have had the privilege to travel and live extensively in the East. One such time was a trip to Nepal, Tibet and India during a turbulent time in my life. The cultural diversity I experienced on that trip was quite healthy and healing. I gained an appreciation for Indian Classical Music as a result and this video reflects that —
Thanks for that addition. My only trip to China was entirely work. I'm glad you got to embrace some of the culture as well.
Where in China did you visit? Did you have a chance to soak up any of the culture?
I was in Hong Kong and Guangzhou for almost 4 weeks in 1998. I have lots of great memories, but on the musical front I remember distinctly one elderly fellow playing an erhu every day as my group headed for the Star Ferry. It's pretty amazing what people can do musically with just 1-2 strings.
That’s very cool — I still remember the Tibetan horns in Lhasa — most of the musical memories are from Thailand during my mid tour in 1991 — string bands at a lot of the restaurants— very unique sounds and you’re definitely right as a lot of their instruments have 2 or 3 strings— I don’t begin to know the names of what they were playing so you're light years ahead of me on that one
Edited by - Steven Clarkson on 06/08/2020 11:18:10
Not so much light years. back then, I had to ask what he was playing. And then I had to Google it before I posted, because I had forgotten the name!
Lol — thank the Lord for google
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