（School of Music，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510631，China)
Abstract: As the earliest reform and opening region, Lingnan is the main port for Chinese culture to go global. Lingnan culture is the mainstream culture of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. “Southern Lion” is a pearl of Lingnan culture, having a long history and an extensive mass base. However, it also has problems such as the lack of or-ganic integration of movement form and cultural connotations, the unbalance between internalization and externalization, overly undiversified connotations, and slow modernization progress. Such paths as keeping building the cultural identity of traditional national sports, boosting the modernization progress of traditional national sports, and promoting the diversified development of traditional national sports, thus promoting the organic combination of “Southern Lion” and music, the ar-tistic expression of “Southern Lion” movement, and the combination of “Southern Lion” with other literary and artistic forms, will enable “Southern Lion” to show Lingnan culture traits, Chinese culture features and new era characteristics, and to get on the track of development characterized by connotation richer, image fuller and track broader.
Key words: traditional national sports；Southern Lion；cultural fusion；music