Thursday, June 6, 2013

A beautiful piece of Chinese bamboo flute music performed by musician Chen Yue. The Xiao is an ancient Chinese vertikal end blown flute which comes in different varieties but is generally made of bamboo. The popular Japanese flute Shakuhachi is actually descendend from an earlier form of the Chinese Xiao, which was brought to Japan approximately 500 years ago. Originally this flute was used by Buddhist monks as an instrument for meditation. Also pay attention to the beautifully played piano which accompanies the flute.

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