Erhus and dulcimers


While walking around in our down town area last Saturday night, we happened on two girls playing Chinese music on the erhu and hammered dulcimer. They were seated outside the Asian market and they were playing some pretty fierce tunes, fast and complicated, and with all the energy two kids can bring to their music. Two older women (I assume the mamas, because if I were a mother of either of those girls, I’d be watching them like a hawk) sat nearby, barking at them if they spoke too long to passersby.

I was still pumped up from drawing at the contradance earlier that day, so I sat down and sketched the girls as they played. They enjoyed seeing the sketches afterwards—and thanked me for drawing them!