The dizi (笛子) is one of China’s oldest instruments. Similar- though not identical to- the Western flute, the dizi probably originated around 8,000 years ago and remains ubiquitous in contemporary China. Early dizi were made from bone but bamboo became the most material.
In this video, Zhang Zhongzhong demonstrates this bamboo-crafted instrument, playing the “New Shepherd’s Song”, a Mongolian folk tune. If you can’t see the video below, you can also watch it on Youtube and Tudou.
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