Naxi Music

Stone Drum Village, Yunnan province

The orchestra seen here is from Stone Drum Village, a Naxi village near Tiger Leaping Gorge at the first bend of the Yangzi. The eclectic set of instruments includes bowed and plucked strings, several erhu, a drum on the left rear wall, a smaller hanging pair of drums on the left wall, and a gu zheng in the front center. The image on the center rear wall is a taijitu (yin-yang symbol) that is surrounded by the eight trigrams.