Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lion dance drums

Woke up to the lion dance drums today. As Mui Wo is surrounded by mountains, it's impossible to miss the drumming as the lion troupe goes round the town.

The drummers decide the lion's movements.

There are two basic beats: The syncopated rhythm is for playing.

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And the drum roll is for bowing and paying respects.

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Once you know that, you'll know, without having to look, what the lion is doing.

Will upload photos in the next post.

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