Musical dance is popular on the South Bank of the Red River, so it is also known as "Jiangwai" Yi dance. The Yi language is called "Zai Bi", which means jumping up in pairs. The local Han people call this dance "Longzheng", which is also considered a joyous action, so it is also called "music". Musical dance is quite similar to dragonfly dance, so there is also called "dragonfly dance".
On June 7, 2008, the music and dance declared by Honghe County of Yunnan Province was listed in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list with the approval of the State Council.
This is a kind of traditional self-entertainment group dance. Men can dance from young to old. Women can't dance after they become mothers. "Music" is one of the main entertainment activities for young men and women, so they can jump at any time. In traditional Yi programs, such as Lunar New Year's Eve on December 30 and Torch Festival on June 24, they often have to jump for several days; in wedding, funeral and sacrificial activities, they must also jump.
Music and dance is a form of singing and dancing, which is closely combined with instrumental music and dance. There is no limit to the number of people participating in the dance. Most of them are in double numbers around the circle. When dancing, there is a certain procedure. Before dancing, it begins with Lyric singing, accompanied by a band. The band members do not participate in the dance, but shake their bodies with the accompaniment's rhythm and help them to enjoy themselves with a high voice.
The dance is gentle and light, knee flexion and elasticity, dancing arms and dragonflies flapping wings, graceful posture, rich characteristics. Dancers sing while dancing, sometimes clap their hands, wear each other when they are intense; stop, move, and turn around. Graphics are basically circles, sometimes interlaced with each other, sometimes turning around and turning around. When we are happy, we still sing the song "Thiazide, Thiazide, Thiazide".