Throughout China’s long and rich history, traditional music has played a major role in influencing its different regions and their respective cultures. One of the key aspects of traditional Chinese music is its wide variety of unique instruments.
The Erhu, which is a two-stringed musical instrument, is considered one of the most iconic Chinese instruments, with a history of over 4,000 years. It has often been referred to as the “Chinese violin”.
The Guzheng, a Chinese plucked zither, and other instruments such as the Liuqin (stringed Chinese mandolin), Pipa (pear-shaped fretted lute), and Paigu (drums traditionally made of wood) are all well-known instruments that are still commonly used today.
In acknowledgment of this, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) recently held an evening show that involved the performances of traditional Chinese music and poetry reciting.
Faculty members and students from various colleges and departments took part in the event and showcased their artistic and musical talents.
At the end of April, SUSTech officially launched its 2022 Culture Month. Throughout the last month, the University has put together a feast of artistic activities, including calligraphy and painting, classical dance, folk music, paper cutting, embroidery, singing, reading, and other themed events. It provided faculty members and students with opportunities to participate in these activities and better understand traditional Chinese culture.
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