'The Star-Spangled Banner' played on traditional Chinese instruments is like no anthem you've heard before
There are 2,430 games in an MLB season and "The Star-Spangled Banner" is performed at every one of them. (Even the ones in Toronto.) Many renditions are very well done, but they don't tend to surprise you with something you haven't seen before.
You probably can't say that about the anthem that was performed on April 16 at Dodger Stadium, however. As part of "Taiwan Night," the Dodgers welcomed Chai Found Music Workshop, a traditional Chinese music ensemble from Taipei, to perform.
The result was, in this blogger's humble opinion, a truly delightful cultural mashup. It's quite a different experience to hear about the rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air from instruments like the erhu and guzheng. Check it out above.
-- Dan Wohl / MLB.com