Harem Belle is a Thai band playing Alternative Pop Rock. Listen to “From the word “Love” and check out other music by this quirky, unconventional, up and coming band from Thailand. #HaremBelle #Thailand #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/03/harem-belle/
Sanxian, China, ca. 1850. Long-necked lute. Three strings. Resonator covered with python skin. Carved ivory tailpiece. Peghead plaque depicts garden scene. Hand-carved bat effigies on peghead and endpiece. Many cultures in Southeast Asia regard the bat as a harbinger of good luck. Floral, mother-of-pearl inlay on neck and resonator. The sanxian’s use in accompanying narrative song and as a low voice in ensemble playing has guaranteed its role in Chinese music tradition.