[Travel in Zhengzhou to Understand the Earliest China] Thousand-year "Symphony"

In Zhengzhou

there are six national intangible cultural heritages

Do you know what they are?

Today I'm going to introduce you to one of them

the unique music performance skill

You can still hear the "Chaohua Blowing Song", a traditional form of wind music with a history of more than 1500 years, at an ancient temple in Chaohua on the bank of the Weishui River in Xinmi, Zhengzhou.

National intangible cultural heritage

Amazing "symphony" of ancient times!

As one of the six national intangible cultural heritage items in Zhengzhou, "Chaohua Blowing Song" is the only music performance skill among them.

"Chaohua Blowing Song" is an important form of symphonic instrumental music in ancient China, which is played mainly by wind instruments such as Sheng, flute and Xiao, supplemented by percussion instruments including drum, big cymbal, hand chai, gong, cymbals, chime and cloud gong.

On September 2, 2013, "Chaohua Blowing Songs", known as the ancient fossil of Chinese music, was played at the International Military Music Festival in Red Square, Moscow, Russia. The festival lasted for eight days, with artistic performances of different countries each day. However, "Chaohua Blowing Song" was performed every day as an exception.

The inheritance of ancient rhythm enjoys a bright future.

Among the "six arts" that aristocrats learned in ancient China, "music" ranked second, from which we can see that music plays an important role in people's life.

There is still a long way to go for "Chaohua Blowing Song" to bring the ancient symphony alive again and passes down the excellent ethnic culture that embodies Chinese wisdom.

Copyright by Zhengzhou Municipal Tourism Administration