Street Ukeleles (You ke li li jietou yiren 尤克里里街头艺人)

These two licensed street artists provide some of the street-music atmosphere for which Kulangsu Island was once famous. Two colorful men hang out near the Marine Garden Hotel, on opposite sides of the dramatic typhoon-struck tree, playing and selling cheap ukeleles. Music includes a variety of Chinese folk songs, plus frequent renditions of “Gulangyu Zhi Bo,” the pop song that has become an...

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Jing Yang, “Daughter of Kulangsu”

The world-renowned violist and violinist Jing Yang is the newest star in a constellation of globally famous classical musicians from Kulangsu. It is here on our idyllic island that Jing first began to shape her trademark style. She graduated from the Xiamen Music Scho...

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