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.