Naxi Ancient Music Lijiang

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills in the northwest of Yunnan province is a piece of undisturbed land, Lijiang, with beautiful landscapes, a highly developed culture, and sprase urban development. The inhabitants, whose number is approximately 200?000? belong to the Naxi tribe?known as“Mo” in ancient times?It has produced large numbers of intellectuals and scholars. The Naxi people are committed to preserving some of the world’s most precious cultural heritages.

 


With a script of its own creation, called the “Dongba pictographic Script”, also known as“Naxi Ancient Music”. The value of this ritual music lies partly in the miraculous preservation of several Original poems of the Tan and Song Dynasties, such as Waves Washing the Sands, Sheep on the Hill, Song of Water Dragon, Dainty Steps, as well as two ritual compositions by the amorous Tang emperor Li Long Ji in 741AD-Eight Trigrams Music. Someone said the history of Chinese music was a silent one.

 

With the discovery of the above music pieces handed down by the Naxi tribe, this is no longer true. The open mindedness of Naxi headmen since the 14th century allowed for their partial assimilation into Han Chinese culture. The orthodox culture based on Confucianism has become deeply rooted in this region?with musical ritual societies?academies of classical learning?Private schools? and poetry and painting associations flourishing everywhere.