these musicians are a part of the dayan ancient music association.
the music they play and the instruments they use are a part of are one of the oldest, longest lasting music traditions in human history. their performances are often viewed as a vision of the past… but the celebration of nostalgia is also criticised as a commodified experience for tourists. i’ve heard the same thing said of the hula…
all photographs taken digitally using a nikon d5100.
all images captured backstage at the tianyu music festival in lijiang on 10.04.13 within walking distance of this GPS point: 26.807490, 100.269363