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Great Wall of Sax

Hey, is that a contrabaritone saxophone on the Great Wall of China or are you just happy to see me? The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra will be happy to see you on the Great Wall if you’re a saxist too: The reed-happy sextet is organizing a unique performance on the stone and earth wall that was built originally as a defense against 3rd Century invaders. On May 4, 2002, the Nuclear Whales will be joined by 500 Chinese saxophonists and 500 international players for a giant hoedown on the Great Wall that will be broadcast throughout Asia on China Central Television and on the Internet. Want to jam on the wall? Contact the Nuclear Whales at 1-800-993-7621 or

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