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Shanren mix the traditional folk music of their native Yunnan province, in southwestern China, with Western rock music: the sleevenotes point at Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers, but the actual mix sounds more like a Chinese-accented Jethro Tull, heavy on wobbly dabiya and strummed xianzi and qinqin but with a robust foursquare folk-rock stomp.

‘Song Of The Wa’ mixes striking polyphonic singing with incongruous rap.

Shanren

Left Foot Dance Of The Yi

(Riverboat)

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