Phengxue was always too busy with soccer and friends to take an interest in the ancient Hmong qeej (“keng”), until his two best friends encounter the instrument during a visit. Their curiosity brings them to Grandfather, whose wisdom teaches the three boys the importance of the qeej during Hmong funerals. Not only does this instrument play beautiful melodies, it also guides a loved one’s soul back to the land of the ancestors. Phengxue’s heart is pulled by its soft music, as if the qeej is speaking to him, nudging him to learn this special instrument. Will he answer its call to become a great qeej player?
- Publication Date
- Dec 10, 2013
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Mai Kou Xiong, By (author): Vang Lee
- Interior Color
- US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)