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- n. Plural form of erhu.
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Buried among the 80-or-so players were a small group of cellos and a couple of basses, but there were erhus (two-stringed bowed instruments) instead of violins, plucked and strummed pipas and daruams to the conductor's right, two yanqins (hammered dulcimers) on center stage and, behind them, a whole phalanx of flutes, whistles and a brash, ear-splitting suona (a reed instrument with a brass bell).
Using plucked pipas, squawking suonas, bowed erhus and a host of other exotic string and percussion instruments, the group creates magical sounds rarely heard in the West.