The origin and historical development of Revaf

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Rewapu, also known as Rewapu, Lawapo, Labab. Uyghurs and Uzbeks play stringed instruments. Popular in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.


According to legend, it was created in the 14th century. According to Mullah Esmutulamujizi's "History of Music Teachers", Rewapu originated in Kashgar, southern Xinjiang. The popular Kashgar Rewapu has a total length of 130 cm. Rewafu can be divided into southern Xinjiang Rewafu (also known as Kashi Rewafu) and northern Xinjiang Rewafu (Yuankan Muli Rewafu). The Rewafu in the southern Xinjiang has a smaller body, and the fretboard is wound with silk strings, which can be exchanged and moved. .

In the 14th century AD, national and foreign cultural exchanges were widely carried out. On the basis of the original folk musical instruments, the Uyghur people absorbed foreign musical instruments and created some new musical instruments.

In the 1930s, the Datong Concert of the Shanghai National Instrumental Music Association once made a set of Chinese national musical instruments with reference to historical materials, including ancient musical instruments and ethnic musical instruments, including two Lababs, and made some reforms. Try, the original seven strings have five silk strings and two steel strings, while the Labab made by the concert has only five silk strings.

If the "plucker" is a musical instrument that can play a very powerful magic, then the "rewav" is the most popular musical instrument. Rewapu, also known as Lawapo and Labab. It originated in the 14th century AD and has a history of more than 600 years. According to the "History of Music Teachers" written by Mullah Esmutulamujizi, Rewapu originated in Kashgar, southern Xinjiang. It is not only a favorite musical instrument of the Uyghurs, but also a plucked musical instrument favored by ethnic minorities such as the Tajiks and Uzbeks.

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Rewapu (pinyin: rè wǎ pǔ) is a stringed instrument played by the Uyghur and Uzbeks. The popular Kashgar Rewapu has a total length of 130 cm. Rewapu originated in Kashgar, southern Xinjiang. It is not only a favorite musical instrument of the Uyghurs, but also a plucked musical instrument favored by ethnic minorities such as the Tajiks and Uzbeks.

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