Thursday, March 08, 2007

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Street musician

This afternoon, this guy showed up on the corner of the square, played several tunes which sounded like they were from the Chinese traditional repertoire, and then went on his way. But what was he playing?

Digging around, it may be some kind of dobro (resonant guitar), but it was too small to be a regular guitar. It isn't a banjo --wrong shape. Could it be some sort of ukelele with a metal resonator? Or is it a Portuguese/Brazilian cavaquinho (with resonator)? If it is, he would probably have picked it up in Macao.

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