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Jiangzhou Drum Music

Updated: 2012-03-01

Year: 2006

Sort: Folk Music

Area: Shanxi Province

Serial No.: Ⅱ-57

Declarer: Xijiang County, Shanxi Province

Shanxi is the cradle of the Chinese drum. Hailed as the home of percussion, Jiangzhou has been a well-known drumming region since the early Tang Dynasty (618-907). Drumming has become a sensation and a part of life.

Called Jiangzhou in ancient times, Xinjiang County is located in southwest Shanxi Province.

Jiangzhou is a time-honored ancient city and holds an important historical place in politics, culture and economy. According to Jiangzhou records, Jiangzhou drum music originated during the Qin Dynasty (221-207BC), and became popular in the Ming (1368-1644)and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

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