Shanren is a band from Yunnan, a mountainous province in Southwest China, their name roughly translating as "mountain men". Their sound is an original blend of traditional Chinese folklore of peoples like the Yi, the Wa and the Nu and Western genres like rock ('Happy New Year') and reggae ('Thirty Years', 'The Crab') accompanied by a similar mix of traditional Chinese instruments like the dabiya lute, sanxian, qinqin and jian gu drum and Western instruments like the electric guitar and bass. East Asian music will probably never become our cup of tea, but Shanren is a nice exception.