Kalongqin (pinyin: kǎnóng qín) is an ancient stringed musical instrument with the most strings in Uyghur musical instruments. It is called the seventy-two-stringed pipa and "Kaernai" in the historical records of the Qing Dynasty.


  • Chinese name:caron
  • type:plucked stringed instruments
  • nationality:Uighur
  • popular area:Xinjiang
Kalong, Uyghur people play stringed instruments. It is a Uyghur plucked stringed musical instrument. In the historical records of the Qing Dynasty, it was called the seventy-two-stringed pipa and the Karnai. It has a long history, unique shape and crisp sound. It can be used for solo, ensemble or accompaniment, and is an indispensable stringed instrument for playing the large classical music suite "Muqam". It is popular in Maigaiti, Kashgar, Hotan, Yarkand and other places in southern Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and Hami in eastern Xinjiang. A stringed instrument introduced from Central Asia to China in the Yuan Dynasty.
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Abrajan Abdukelimu, male, Uygur nationality, born on October 20, 1984.
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If you want to understand the culture of a region, the most direct way is to appreciate the music and dance with local characteristics. There are many ethnic musical instruments in Xinjiang. The following introduces the common plucked instruments in Xinjiang.
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Aksu intangible cultural heritage introduction, red canyons, green forests, yellow deserts, blue lakes, golden Populus euphratica, white snow-capped mountains, a variety of colors are intertwined in this magical land.
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The Kalong speaker is in the shape of a flat trapezoid, like a half-dulcimer, the frame is made of mulberry and walnut, and the top and bottom are made of pine.
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