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The hulusi is a Chinese wind instrument. It is found in the province of Yunnan, and is played by the ethnic minority, Dai. This instrument is made of up to four bamboo pipes, which includes brass or silver reeds, and is enclosed by a wind chamber. The hulusi is also known as the bilangdao.
When playing the hulusi, it should be placed at the side of the mouth and held with the mouthpiece facing upward. The sound that the hulusi creates is described as “hauntingly beautiful”. The soft tone makes it an ideal solo instrument, and is often used to accompany a singing voice.