The Joy of the Chinese Waist Drum Dance

Taiwan Falun Dafa Waist Drum Team assembling in front of Liberty Square. (Image: Vision Times)
Taiwan Falun Dafa Waist Drum Team assembling in front of Liberty Square. (Image: Vision Times)

The waist drum dance is part of traditional Chinese folklore, and is commonly seen on various Chinese festive occasions. It originated in northwest China over 1,000 years ago, and it’s believed that waist drums were originally beat by immortals in heaven to dispel evil spirits.

The waist drum dance is basically playing drumsticks, formation changes, and leaping while beating the waist drum. Nowadays, it is usually performed to the accompaniment of rhythmic drumbeats and dynamic songs or music.

The Waist Drum Team in the video is composed of Falun Gong practitioners from all walks of life. They practice in their spare time, aiming to promote traditional Chinese culture.

The above is an inspirational song for a waist drum dance. (Courtesy of the Taiwan Falun Dafa Waist Drum Team)

Their high-spirited performance perfectly demonstrates the magnificence of traditional Chinese art, and the vitality and vigor of the Chinese nation.

Taiwan Waist Drum Team performing on the street (Image: vision Times)

Falun Dafa Waist Drum Team performing in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: Vision Times)

The waist drummers have performed in various cities around the world, and have deeply touched the hearts of numerous people the world over.

With a pure heart and firm belief, they perform the waist drum dance in great unison. Their high spirits and enthusiasm, coupled with the rhythmic drumbeats and the vigorous movements, bring people not only joy, but also inspiration!

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