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Charming Tibetan instrument: 'Zhanian'
16:20, October 28, 2009  

8 performances about Tibetan opera, Shaanxi opera and Gesar rap had been shown in Xining, Qinghai since October 25.


Photo from Xinhua shows the actors of amateur art group from Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai are performing the "Zhanian" talking and singing, Oct 27.


"Zhanian" is a traditional Tibetan plucked instrument with long history, "Zha" means voice in Tibetan and "Nian" means melodious voice.

The "Zhanian" can be divided into 4 strings, 6 strings and 16 strings, among which 6 strings "Zhanian" is the most popular in Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Qinghai, Gansu and other places.


Photo from Xinhua shows the actresses of amateur art group from Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai are performing the "Zhanian" talking and singing, Oct 27.


Source:China Tibet Information Center

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