Guangya (pinyin: Guāng yà), also known as Guangtun, is like a foot drum, which means a long tail drum or a short drum. It is an important folk percussion instrument of the Dai people. It is deeply loved by the Dai family and is widely used in the accompaniment of singing, dancing and Dai opera.


  • Pinyin:Guāng yà
  • definition:Important folk musical instruments of the Dai people
  • use:For singing and dancing and Dai opera accompaniment
  • pop nation:Jingpo, Wa, Lili, Lahu, Brown, etc.
The industrious and intelligent Dai people live in the southwestern border of the motherland and live on the banks of the rich and beautiful Lancang River and Ruili River. There is such a legend.
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The special food eats, like a drum of feet, gongs, peacock dances ... In the cheers of "water, water, water", on April 15th, the "Cloud Pasting Water Festival" series of folk activities was Xishuangbanna's Erbara Town was staged wonderfully.
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In the area where the Dai people live, the elephant-foot drum is the most popular and unique kind of mass men's dance among the Dai dances. Whenever there is a slack in farming, festivals or drum competitions, young men with elephant-foot drums on their backs will rush from each village. Come, jump up and cheer on the strong, thick, flexible elephant feet...
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When playing, the drum belt is slung over the shoulder, the drum body is placed diagonally on the left hip, the drum face is forward and high, the drum tail is facing the ground, the center of gravity is on the right foot, the left foot is slightly bent, and the toes are on the ground. The body leans slightly to the right.
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​The drum body is slender, with a large head, a thin waist and a flared tail. It can be divided into three parts: drum chest (resonance cavity), drum waist (sound transmission channel) and drum foot (drum tail).
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