The Miao Monkey Drum (Pinyin: Miáozú hóu gǔ), called Gan Na in Miao language, is a unique musical instrument of the Miao people. It is named after the accompaniment "Monkey Dance". Also called flower drum. In the old days, shamans used to falsely call it "barbaric drums". Popular in the Miao areas of Guizhou, Hunan and other provinces. Monkey drums are used in festivals such as the Miao people's cattle-eating feasts, spring tours in the first month and autumn festivals and other occasions, and the scenes are lively and lively.


  • Pinyin:Miáozú hóu gǔ
  • Hmong language:Gan Na
  • Drum waist diameter:68 cm
  • drum high:70 cm
  • Drum diameter:58 cm
The monkey drum was passed down in the Xiangxi era. It is said that there is an ancient temple in Miaoshan, and a group of monkeys entered the temple to steal the fruit for offering.
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Xuan'en was called "barbarian" in ancient times. It is one of the birthplaces and spread areas of "Yi Geba Dance". The ethnic culture is rich and colorful. The typical culture represents the folk dance of the Miao people - the monkey drum, which is a beautiful business card. .
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The performance of "Monkey Drum" is varied. It takes the monkey's flexible vertical jump and combines the techniques of point, hit, beat, and knock in martial arts, imitating the monkey's agility, cleverness, and active characteristics to make various movements. There are singles, doubles, and group multiplayer rounds.
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When playing, the drum is placed horizontally on a trapezoidal drum stand, with a height of 150 cm. The player plays with a chime in each hand. Usually, the left hand hits a fixed rhythm, and the right hand hits a variety of flower points. There are drums with various rhythms in the folk. There are drum hearts, drum rims and drum frames in the striking parts, which emit sounds such as "dong, cut, da" respectively.
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