Musicdu Net,is one of the largest industry web portal about musical instrument,and the traffic ranks ninth in the Global web of Musical Instruments. Musicdu includes information about instrument, classification of industries,mall,group purchase, cross-border E-commerce, community of fans.
Story is about a literally LIVING museum, ancient court music. It used to be the music popular in the Chinese imperial court some 1,000 years ago. But after 300 years, it fell into oblivion. Now, Xiqin music, the ancient sounds played by the Xi ethnic minority, is being revived to its former glory.
This is the sound hasn't been heard for several hundred years. And now, folk musicians at Qinglong Manchu autonomous county in northeast China's Liaoning Province have managed to bring it back.
The Xiqin was first crafted by Xi Ethnic people in North China. It was introduced to central China during the Tang Dynasty, some 1,300 years ago, coming into its prime during the Song Dynasty over 700 years ago. The instrument played at important role in court ceremonies. However, the Xiqin became lost during the Yuan Dynasty along with the distinction of Xi Ethnic minority. Later, a series of two-stringed musical instruments were derived from the Xiqin, including today's Erhu, Jinghu, and Banhu.
Qinglong Manchu Autonomous County used to be a major population center for the Xi people. To revive the Xiqin legacy, the local government set up a research institute to dig up information. After years of effort, veteran violin makers successfully replicated the ancient instrument.
Yao Jinhua, Official of Qinglong County, Liaoning, said, "With its unique material and craftsmanship, the Xiqin sounds melancholic and sentimental. Now, our version not only revives those quality, but enriches it for buoyant tunes."