A Video Preview of 'Soul Journey: Traditional Nanyin Music Reimagined'

Singapore's Siong Leng Musical Association will hold two special performances of traditional Nanyin music and Liyuan opera on Wednesday, April 26 and Friday, April 28.

Nanyin is a style of Chinese classical musical originating in southern China's Fujian province. It's known for its slow, delicate melodies that use four scales and are primarily performed on five traditional Chinese instruments: pie (wood clapper), gibei (four-stringed lute), samhen (three-stringed lute), xiao (vertical flute), and lihen (two-stringed fiddle). The Siong Leng Musical Association fuses these traditions with other influences like Indian tabla and keyboard instrumentation and dance. 

Watch the video above for a sneak peek of imaginative interpretations of the classical music tradition.