I will soon be in Kunming, Yunnan Province where I will then head south to Yuanyang to film in the rice terraces. This part of Yunnan has always been a destination I have dreamed about visiting. In doing trip research I came discovered the musician, Liu Fang. She is a brilliantly talented pipa player (like a lute). Fang was born and grew up in Kunming. And to my surprise, lives in Montreal, Canada.
Watch this video and pay close attention at the fingering Fang masters at about 0:36 into the video. This is simply outstanding.
If you have a chance to hear her play, you must make a point of doing so. Here is a link to her upcoming concert dates. http://liufangmusic.net/concerts/