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Silk and Bamboo music, the gugin and Pingtan music

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Lucy Duran travels to Shanghai to find out what remains of traditional Chinese music in this booming metropolis. Music recorded on location includes a session by one of Shanghai's best guqin players, who performs on an instrument dating from the 13th century, a group of pensioners who are struggling to preserve the beautiful sound of silk and bamboo, and a performance of Pingtan from the city of Suzhou.

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Sat 9 Aug 2008 15:00

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