Xià Zhì (solar term)

Xià Zhì (“夏至”) is the earliest determined one in the 24 solar terms in Chinese traditional calendar. On this day, one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. Literally it marks the beginning of the hot summer. In the northern hemisphere, it occurs generally on June 21st or 22nd.

This piece incorporatesRecorded with Handpan, Djembe, Cajon, Chimes, Handbells, Shaker, Indian Cymbal and Gu Zheng. Filmed during the hot summer in mid-China, in the city of Changsha.

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