Hey, even farmers have to break out the video camera to see if they can get a few hundred thousand clicks on Youku every now and then. Farmers from Fujian province have filmed a patriotic music video, covering the Red classic, ‘The East Is Red,’ in their native Minnan dialect.
Wang Jiacai (王加财) performs the song in front of a small orchestra composed of his peers, with plenty of erhu’s and plaintive faces backing him up as he does his thing.
The video has managed to make it onto Youku’s front page, and their click total currently stands at over 128,000. Pluck on, ye salt of the earth, pluck on.