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August 18, 2014

Musical Instruments of the Dimen Dong

At the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, musician Qianchun Wu from the Dimen Dong Folk Chorus explains the stringed instruments common in their region of Guizhou Province, China. At the Dimen Dong Cultural Eco-Museum, elders carry on their cultural heritage by teaching children in the village to play these instruments and traditional songs of the area.

Videography: Shiyu Wang, Albert Tong, David Barnes, Abby Sternberg, Max Lenik, Ed Fry, Sara Legg, Jillian Reagan
Editing: Nicholas Mangialardi

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