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Vegetable Orchestra: Chinese Brothers' Unusual Instruments
ITN ^ | Mon Mar 12 2012

Posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Two brothers from Beijing have carved out an unusual career - making musical instruments from carrots, potatoes and other vegetables.

Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping have been making playable flutes with everything from leeks to carrots.

Frequent projects see them using a sweet potato as an ocarina, a bamboo shoot as a flute, and a yam might become a whistle.

The pair make a living from their instruments which have seen them appear on Chinese talent shows and other high-profile performances, which pay up to $8,000 a time.

Each does however, require a new set of instruments, as the vegetables begin to rot after just a few days.


TOPICS: Food; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: instruments; music; napl; vegetables; veggieinstruments; veggieorchestra

Video at site.

1 posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve always wondered who the Stradivarius of rutabagas was?


2 posted on 03/12/2012 6:48:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They had better not tour NORTH KOREA.


3 posted on 03/12/2012 6:52:22 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If you are a Newt or Romney supporter, don't waste your time on posting to me. Save it. Zip it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob theTomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jr. Aparagus, Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, Madame Blueberry.........The Veggie Tales


4 posted on 03/12/2012 6:52:22 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob theTomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jr. Aparagus, Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, Madame Blueberry.........The Veggie Tales


5 posted on 03/12/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bob theTomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jr. Aparagus, Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, Madame Blueberry.........The Veggie Tales


6 posted on 03/12/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances

Sorry Sorry Sorry


7 posted on 03/12/2012 6:55:27 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances
Bob theTomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jr. Aparagus, Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, Madame Blueberry.........The Veggie Tales
Bob theTomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jr. Aparagus, Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, Madame Blueberry.........The Veggie Tales
Bob theTomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jr. Aparagus, Jimmy and Jerry Gourd, Madame Blueberry.........The Veggie Tales

Hahahahaha!!!
NO need to apologize. Ya gave me a GOOD laugh for the day--THREE times!! Thank you!

8 posted on 03/12/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

Fruity-Tooty


9 posted on 03/12/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (string bean section?? ?//??? ? ?? ``?? Who knew?)
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To: nickcarraway
Hahahaha!!!
Thanks for posting. I needed a good laugh!
10 posted on 03/12/2012 7:07:54 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

They got hungry, and that was the end of the orchestra...(burp)


11 posted on 03/12/2012 7:14:41 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: nickcarraway

No pickle O?


12 posted on 03/12/2012 7:14:51 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: nickcarraway
Considering what veggies do to me, I wasn't sure I wanted to know what the instruments were.

Toot Toot

13 posted on 03/12/2012 7:40:30 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: nickcarraway

That would be Lisa Douglas of Green Acres. “Eat Hootersville rutabagas!”


14 posted on 03/12/2012 7:41:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Bawney Fwank wants them to make him a flute...


15 posted on 03/12/2012 7:51:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; Slings and Arrows

STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD!

16 posted on 03/12/2012 8:10:21 PM PDT by martin_fierro (The Beet-les)
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To: nickcarraway

I can make music with pinto beans.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: manic4organic

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the laugh. It was a gas!


18 posted on 03/12/2012 8:44:02 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: nickcarraway

19 posted on 03/13/2012 5:47:27 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: cloudmountain; Linda Frances; JRios1968; nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6QxbOc2IN8


20 posted on 03/13/2012 6:07:05 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

When everything going on around us, it’s great to stop and laugh. Thanks.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 6:47:06 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: cloudmountain

I think I’m still champion, 3 ain’t nuthin!!


22 posted on 03/13/2012 11:14:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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