Drums and sport: what are dragon boat races?

by Shopify API March 17th, 2018

dragon boat drummer

The races of dragon boat It is a traditional sport of China, it is popular for being a sport in which it competes for equipment mounted on a raft long, paddling and being guided by the rhythm. A sport that every drummer would like to be.

chinese dragon boat

This sport dates back to an era of more than 2000 years ago, although these boat practices arose to transport the chinese soldiers In times of war, for religious rituals and at festivals it began to be used as competition. This sport has lasted until today and 10 years ago in 2007 the central government of the people's republic of China added to Duanwu to the official fall festivities.

chinese water dragon god

The practice of dragon boat racing began to be practiced in honor to the dragon water god Chinese. This happened in the rice plantations, when it was harvested in summer it was celebrated with the competitions. Where there was a rice plantation there was a dragon boat.

dragon boat oars

A team of these careers is made up of Per people, 20 which are the paddlers or those who carry the 10 paddle on each side of the boat facing the bow (forward) of the boat, 1 percussionist or caller that is located in the bow bow of the boat facing the oars and last but less important 1 rudder or sweep standing in the back of the boat. Of course we are talking about a standard competition boat since the teams can vary from between 12 and 52 people.

dragon boat festival

The drum is a symbol of the "Heart of the ship" These beats are necessary because they dictate the constancy of the oars. This helps the force be administered in a correct way and is less heavy for all rowing, the drum beats also cause an increase in strengthThis is similar to when we go to a concert and we don't feel tired because our mind is focused on the songs and not on the effort involved in dancing. In the boat our mind concentrates on these drum beats and not so much on the effort made when rowing.

chinese war drum

The drum used in this competition is a traditional chinese war tabor which is known as dragon drum or bangu. This is made of wood and the patch is natural beef. It has a resemblance to the Japanese drum Taiko.



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