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30 Jan, 2022

Performance on the Third Day of Chinese Spring Festival

Dance of the Yi people, Zaiyang Drum (Rice Transplanting Drum)

The Zaiyang Drum dance, literally meaning the Rice Transplanting Drum Dance, is a kind of folk dance of the Huayi section of the Yi people. It depicts the entire agricultural production process through drum music.  

With complex and changeable drumbeats and a unique dancing style, it fully inherits the dancing style of the folk dance of the Yi nationality.

Its lively drumbeats and vivid dance movements show the adept production skills of workers and their good expectations for the new year.