Bronze drums were often used in ancient times to direct the advance and retreat of the army in wars, as well as in banquets, music and dance. They were percussion instruments popular in Guangxi, Guangdong, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Hunan and other minority areas. The bronze drum is the crystallization of the long and splendid culture of ancient China and the symbol of the wisdom of the ancestors of the Chinese minorities. It has the characteristics of Oriental Art and is the treasure house of the world's culture and art. Bronze drums are also popular in Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and even Indonesia.