A girl in Taipei plays the Super Mario Brothers theme song on a modified version of the shēng, a Chinese instrument that dates back thousands of years, and the sound is shockingly spot-on to the tunes of our favorite childhood game—right down to the foreboding underground theme and coin-grabbing sound effects. Ah, sweet nostalgia.
[Youtube via Tastefully Offensive]
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