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Stage for folk songs expands in Hubei province

11-24-2011 10:41 BJT

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Folk songs come from grass roots folk. But in order to preserve something so regional and localized, the folks in Hubei Province are taking their music to mainstream audiences.

People in Hongqi village of Fang County in Hubei Province traditionally sing folk tunes from The Book of Songs, a famous classic book of Chinese poems.

To provide a larger platform for these songs, a Hubei radio and TV station collected over 1000 folk songs from Fang County and got some famous singers to join in.

Recently, 38 songs were chosen as the most famous songs in Hubei, including Dragon Boat Tune, the Winding Mountain Road, and Honghu Lake.

Through events like this, people can inherit and develop folk songs and even compose new ones.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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