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Dizi

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Silk and bamboo are the essences of Chinese culture and music. After introducing pipa, the four-stringed lute, and guqin, the seven-stringed zither originally using silk threads, it’s time to showcase an instrument made of bamboo — the dizi, the bamboo flute.
But the earliest Chinese dizi was not made of bamboo, but of the wing bones of the very large red-crowned crane. Basic flutes were discovered in an ancient tomb in Hemudu, Zhejiang Province, dating back some 8,000 years ago.
“The stunning archeological research shows that people at that time had the demand for music and arts,” says China’s premier flutist Tang Junqiao,

Posted October 19, 2010 by dmacc502 in culture, History

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