World blues: guqin/guitar duet

This was a fully improvised performance at the Xiamen Beach Festival discussed in the Big in China prologue. Zhang Yong opened up with a solo guqin piece and 10 minutes before he went on, e told me to come out when he looked at me and nodded and “just play these chords,” which he showed me. Lu Wei came out and sat down at his drums to give it a little kick. Zhang Yong is a musical genius, and we were just starting to explore this type of real Chinese blues fusion. Never quite fully seeking out what might have happened is one of my great disappointments about leaving China earlier than planned.
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