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Mountain drumming atop Jade Dragon Snow Mountain 玉龙雪山, Yunnan, China


At 4,680m above sea level, this is the highest point I have drummed. The mountain mastif is the southernmost glacier in the northern hemisphere. Djembe’s tuning had rather massively gone out of whack due to the temperature changes as I ascended. It’s not hard to see the sheer number of tourists at this AAAAA-rated destination. 99% domestic tourists as far as I could make out.

To top it off, my fingers were stiff as, they could have done with far more warming-up before having a bash.

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