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Nanyin: Soulful sound of Quanzhou culture in Fujian



Discover the enchanting world of Nanyin, the soulful music of the people in southern Fujian. This beautiful tradition features slow, elegant melodies played on unique instruments such as the dongxiao, or bamboo flute, and the pipa, or crooked-neck lute. Nanyin's rich repertoire includes instrumental pieces, vocal performances, and ballads in the Quanzhou dialect, preserving ancient folk tunes and poetry. It's a cultural gem that has shaped opera, puppet theater, and more.

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