Naxi Ancient Music

Attraction Naxi Ancient music hall, Sifang Steet, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China Published on: 21-09-2016

2 hours
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
08:00 PM
08:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Performance
Must see
Kids
Art
23.59 - 20.64 USD

Naxi Ancient Music is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Naxi ancient music is a type of folk music unique to the Naxi people in Lijiang area of Yunnan Province. The music is composed of three styles: Baisha Fine Music, Dongjing Music and Huangjing music, but Huangjing music has been lost

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Why Naxi Ancient Music is special ?

Most of the players are over 70 years old and most of their instruments are more than 100 years old.


Many of the intruments are more than a hundred years old, which is very rare in china due to the political turmoil.


Naxi people must enjoy special favor in the eyes of the divinity, for they seem to be born with artistic qualities and poetic minds. Great talents in the areas of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and music have all come from this rich and captivating culture.

What to explore at Naxi Ancient Music?

- A crystallization of Taoist rite, Confucian ceremony, and the literary lyrics, poetic topics and musical tones of the Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties, Naxi Ancient Music has developed its own unique style and traits

- Baisha Fine Music: It is said that Baisha Fine Music was an honoraria from the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty-Kublai Khan

- Dongjing Music: This is a type of Taoist music which was introduced to Yunnan from the central Plains during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

- These characteristic bands are famous for their 'three-olds': first, old men (most of the players are over 70 years old); second, old musical instruments (many are antiques dating back more than 100 years, some of which can not be seen in other places); third, old songs (all are antiquated classical music)

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Selling points

  • Amazing concert experience
  • Awesome and rare live music
  • Naxi quite nice
  • Mass availability
  • Naxi Ancient music

Location

Address

Naxi Ancient music hall, Sifang Steet, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China

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Tips for you

  • Many of the instruments are more than a hundred years old, which is very rare in china due to the political turmoil
    Hictoric
  • How to get there: Walk along the East Street (东大街, Dong Da Jie) to Dayan Ancient Music Association (大研古乐会, Dayan Guyue Hui).
    Transportation
  • Listening to these musicians playing old style Chinese music
    Entertainment
  • You should travel in high Tickets are front row centre so when the music is playing it sounded great Better to buy a first-class seat to listen to Naxi Ancient Music
    Experience
  • In the summer, it is very hot
    Weather
  • Everyone should know the history of the nation have been created splendid culture.
    Culture
  • Recommended Time for a Visit: Two hours Best time for visit: All year round
    Timming
  • It can be a bit touristy It's difficult stuff for Western ears
    Other
  • Unfortunately the venue is opposite to a nearby bar playing extremely loud music which could be heard inside the venue Locals hanging around the entrance having loud conversation was also very annoying
    Things nearby
  • CNY 160 (A Ticket) CNY 140 (B Ticket) CNY 120 (C Ticket)
    Ticket and Pricing
  • The Naxi Ancient Music orchestra play every evening in the Old Town.
    Events

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

In the matriarchal society of the Naxi, we are told that the main job of the men is to look after the children and play music. Which sounds like a pretty good deal to me. This may go some way to explaining how it is that in Lijiang there is an unbroken tradition of playing Chinese classical music. The Naxi Ancient Music orchestra play every evening in the Old Town; it's difficult stuff for Western ears, but there's no disguising the dedication of the musicians and the joy they take in playing it. It was poorly attended when we were there, but it's a fine show, fascinating and moving. Many of the musicians are in their eighties and nineties now - who knows how much longer we'll be able to hear them ? In the quieter moments, thumping Chinese techno breaks through from the new 'Old Town' discos...

FourSquare View more

Go to the concert hall and make a seat reservation with them, and tell them that your hotel will book for you. That way you can get a great front row seat

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