At a temple dormitory in Zhejiang, a trio of monks calling themselves “Buddha’s End Band” (佛涯组合) sing “Song of the Wanderer” (游子吟), an original song written and composed by the monks. We’re really digging the wooden fish rhythm accents and the oneness of their enlightened harmony.
Their composition is not to be confused with other songs (as well as a famous Tang Dynasty poem) with the same title.
Obviously, we’re not alone in appreciating their musical stylings, since the trio showed off their chops in front of the “China’s Got Talent” judges recently. And since a reality talent competition wouldn’t be complete without a bit of crying, one of the younger monks even broke down when asked about his story around 4:45 in the clip below, telling the judges that even his parents are unaware that he’s donned the robes of the ascetic.
However, he redeems himself when the Buddha’s End Band treats the audience to a lovely a capella encore of their “Song of the Wanderer” at 7:08 in the video.
Better get into these guys before they go Hollywood on everyone, and start dining out on exotic barbecue and whatnot.