Nurtured and Nurturing: Traditional and Contemporary Cultural Contexts of Jiangzhou Drum Music
Ji Lingzhu, Yin Haojie

Shanxi is the cradle of drums in China with rich varieties of drum music. Xinjiang County, situated in the south-western part of Shanxi, has the most outstanding Drum Music, Jiangzhou Drum Music . The successful revival and development of Jiangzhou Drum Music has won itself the reputation of National Folk Music Treasure. Based on the results from the related document studies and field investigations, the present research discusses the traditional and contemporary contexts of Jiangzhou Drum Music , and argues that although the emergence of the folk music owed to the traditional cultural context, it has been feeding the local cultural environment reversely after being modified by the joint efforts of the locals and professional musicians, especially after being added to the national list of intangible cultural heritage and included in the world database of oral and intangible heritage of humanity.

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