Chinese Mosuo “Playing Dance” Music Analysis


  • Sisi Chen Xingyi Normal Universoty for Nationalities



Being the only extant matriarchal society in China, the Mosuo people are now living in the border of Yunnan and Sichuan. Under the combined influence of its unique form of society and the coexistence of diversified ethnic groups, the Mosuo people have thus developed a unique kind of music with compatible features. In this paper, through the introduction of the “playing dance” music of Mosuo people in Yunnan, I tried to further discuss the phenomenon of compatibility in their music, so as to enhance people’s understanding of the characteristics, as well as the values of Mosuo music.


Mosuo people, “Playing Dance”, Music, Compatibility


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Article Type

Review Article