Rare Songs – Faye and Jacky’s ‘Great Wall Ballad’

Here’s another rare song and video — Faye Wong (王菲) and Jacky Cheung (張學友) singing “Great Wall Ballad” (长城谣) in 1998, in a live TV program to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Added 6.27.08: Audio corrected for low volume.

Both are dressed very formally, and for the most part perform the duet in a very conservative style, in keeping with the ceremonial nature of this occasion. A large part of the orchestra is made up of traditional Chinese instruments, including the erhu (二胡), or Chinese violin. Faye and Jacky were and still are the greatest female and male singers in China. Their duets are especially beautiful.

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