Making Music, Mimicking Voices on the Miao Lusheng

Miao lusheng maker and player Mo Ming and singer Li Lingting perform in their home village of Leishan in Guizhou Province, China. In Miao communities, the lusheng is known as a “talking instrument” whose musical tones are meant to mimic the human voice. Both Mo and Li are participants at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program China: Tradition and the Art of Living.

Videography: Josh Eli Cogan
Editing: Max Lenik