A sheng is a bizarre-looking ancient instrument that is reportedly one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments. As Nerd Approved describes, a sheng is “a mouth-blown reed instrument with pipes.” And, apparently, it’s the perfect instrument for performing the Super Mario Bros. theme.

Watch the geeky performance in the video at the top of this post.

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