The indigenous culture of Chaozhou xianshi music and diaspora musicians in Hong Kong

On Nei Annie MOK

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

Abstract

Xianshi is a form of string and wind folk music ensemble from the Chaozhou region in Southern China. Xianshi musicians listen to and play Chaozhou music in the music clubs which are unique for passing on Chaozhou music to the younger generation and to the general public, as well as help maintaining the Chineseness of their music. Being enriched by Confucianism, playing xianshi music reflects the aspirations of both the ya (雅) culture, the mass and popular su (俗) culture, along with the traditional ideals of harmonious brotherhood. The first part of this chapter focuses on the heritage of Chaozhou xianshi music, describing its special features as well as those of music clubs. The second part describes the unique nature of an amateur music club in Hong Kong, attended by a group of diaspora musicians. Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from greater China
EditorsSamuel LEONG, Bo Wah LEUNG
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages243-251
ISBN (Electronic)9789400777293
ISBN (Print)9789400777286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Mok, A. O. N. (2013). The indigenous culture of Chaozhou xianshi music and diaspora musicians in Hong Kong. In S. Leong, & B. W. Leung (Eds.), Creative arts in education and culture: Perspectives from greater China (pp. 243-251). Dordrecht: Springer.

Keywords

  • Chinese philosopher
  • Musical piece
  • Tuning system
  • Female player
  • Folk music

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The indigenous culture of Chaozhou xianshi music and diaspora musicians in Hong Kong'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.