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Lusheng--National Intangible Cultural Heritage (5)

Xinhua)  09:49, August 22, 2012

Yang Zhiguang makes Lusheng, a reed-pipe wind instrument, in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 16, 2012. Yang, 58, was born in Tongdao Dong Autonomous County of central China's Hunan Province. He could play Lusheng when he was seven and began learning to make Lusheng at 20. Having a history of 2,000 years, Lusheng is a free-reed organ played by people of the Dong and Miao ethnic groups in southwest China. Performers often dance or swing the instrument from side to side while playing. In 2008, Lusheng was listed in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Since most young people in the villages go out for work, the persons who can play and make Lusheng becomes less and less.  (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

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