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SHIJIAZHUANG, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- For 54 years farmer Yan Shunyi did not know the first thing about western musical instruments, but now he is a saxophone player.

Yan lives in Langzitou, an impoverished village in Wuqiang county, northern China's Hebei Province. He started learning to play the saxophone in March as part of a local government poverty reduction program.

After learning for several months Quinten Rollins Packers Jersey , he is now able to play over 20 pieces of sheet music.

"In the past I knew nothing but farming, but now I can not only playing the saxophone but also assemble instruments," Yan said.

Wuqiang is a major production base for orchestral instruments in China, with more than 50 instrument manufacturing plants, employing 20 Kenny Clark Packers Jersey ,000 workers.

As China aims to lift all its poor people out of poverty by 2020, Wuqiang, a state-level impoverished county with nearly 10,000 people living in poverty, has offered support through saxophone lessons and instrument assembly training.

The project started in March and has seen 1 Vince Biegel Packers Jersey ,000 people in poverty from 94 villages trained free of charge.

Jinyin Group, a leading instrument company, is in charge of the project.

Zhang Huanying, from Jinyin Group, has taught over 20 people in Houjiatun village to play "Happy Birthday."

"You are in a whole group while playing Jamaal Williams Packers Jersey , so you must pace yourselves carefully," Zhang said to his students.

The villagers have the chance to perform at tourist resorts, wedding ceremonies and company parties to enrich their cultural and material life, he said.

The instruments, offered by the company free of charge Montravius Adams Packers Jersey , are specially designed for the entry-level villagers, Zhang said.

Poor families also receive training on instrument assembly.

Established in 1989, Jinyin Group produces more than 900,000 instruments, such as guitars Josh Jones Packers Jersey , violins, clarinets and saxophones, for sale in more than 80 countries and regions.

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