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The enchanting sounds of the erhu. (Image: Shen Yun Official Account via  YouTube/Screenshot)

The Enchanting Sounds of the Erhu

The erhu is one of the most important instruments in Chinese culture, with a history of over 4,000 years. The erhu (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú) is a bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, and is sometimes called the “Chinese violin.”…

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The Enchanting Sounds of the Erhu

The erhu is one of the most important instruments in Chinese culture, with a history of over 4,000 years. The erhu (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú) is a bowed musical instrument,…