For today's Global Hit, we're going to hear the sounds of a long-lost instrument. It's an instrument that's featured in near- and far-eastern religions, and even played a part in what's often called the world's first novel: The Tale of Genji, from Japan. And now it's back, on an album called Along the Silk Road by harpist Tomoko Sugawara. The World's Alex Gallafent has our story.
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