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Joe Bee Xiong

This is the text of Joe Bee Xiong demonstrating how he can "talk" by playing the jar, recorded at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 1998. 

This instrument I like to carry in my pocket, and I like to play whenever I have time. Most of the instruments that we play here today is vocal. Itís not like the Western music at all. First, let me play one in English and then I will play one in Hmong.

[Joe Bee plays the jar]

Do you understand what I say? See, that is what I mean. 

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