Taishan Music

“Eight Sounds”is a general term for the music produced by eight instruments called“metal, stone, earth, grass, silk, wood, gourd, and bamboo.”The Taishan Eight Sounds Box, also known as a drum rack, is actually a box of gongs and drums for performing with the eight instruments. It consists of a wooden cabinet, inside which the instruments areplaced. As the predecessor of Guangdong music and a carrier of creation and performance, Taishan Eight Sounds Bands have a history of more than 300 years. The original Eight Sounds Bands mostly played Buddhist music and folk minors, which people called "Guangdong music". By the middle of the Qing Dynasty, Eight Sounds Bands began combining music and opera, maturing over time.

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