Banhu Singapore Chinese Orchestra 新加坡华乐团


The banhu is most associated with Northern folk music, where it has an important role as an accompanying instrument in the folk operas like xi qin qiang and bang zi qiang in Northwest China. A wooden sound box at the bottom of the instrument causes the banhu to produce a striking sound.

There are high-pitched and mid-pitched banhu. The high-pitched banhu is more commonly seen.