Established Chinese rocker Xie Tianxiao is promising a new style of music for China in his album due for release at the beginning of next month: "The Chinese style of reggae."
That will be also the title of the album, which combines traditional Chinese instruments, such as the guqin, with Jamaican reggae music.
The guqin has a history of more than 5,000 years and belongs to the family of "zither" instruments. "You need to have the feeling for playing it. Just practising is not enough," he says in an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency
For Xie, it is also a homage to Bob Marley, who personified the Jamaican brand of reggae before his death in 1981.
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