Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

The Pipa

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Danwei TV's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Danwei TV's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Danwei TV's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on May 30, 2011

The pipa (琵琶) is a pear-shaped type of lute with four strings. It's one of the most common Chinese musical instruments -- varieties of pipa have been played in China for about two thousand years. Like many instruments now considered Chinese, its origins are in central Asia.

In this video below, Dong Nan (董楠) introduces the pipa and plays Spring Moonlight on the Flowers by the River (春江花月夜 often translated as Moonlit Night On The Spring River). The video was shot and edited by Jonah Kessel.

Please see more at: http://www.danwei.com/the-pipa/

  • Category

  • License

    Standard YouTube License

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to