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Life of Naxi music performers in Lijiang

2013-11-10 Source:Xinhua Author:XinhuaJin Liwang

 

  Performers of a Naxi music group prepare to perform on backstage in Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 9, 2013. Naxi music is an ancient music of Naxi ethnic group that very few musicians still know how to play nowadays. Xuan Ke, an expert in Naxi folk music and President of the Dayan Naxi Ancient Music Association, said that ancient Naxi music evolved from the popular religious and imperial music of the Tang (618-907 a.d.) and Song (960-1279 a.d.) Dynasties and originated between the 7th and 13th centuries. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

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