Chinanews.com, Kunming, December 10th (Chen Jing) On the evening of the 9th, the fifth episode of Folk Song Grand View "Seagulls Fly Where Colorful Clouds Fly - Yunnan Native Classical Folk Song Sharing Session" was broadcast live on China News Network.
The "Carrying Water Tune" jointly performed by Fei Mingrong, the inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of the Yi nationality "Left Foot Dance", and Qi Zhangfen, a young female singer of the Yi nationality, left a deep impression on the audience with its brisk tunes and high-pitched singing voice.
Yunnan Province, located in Southwest China, has 26 long-standing ethnic groups. The various ethnic groups have a long history of exchanges and integration, creating a long-standing and splendid ethnic culture. It is a veritable "ocean of singing and dancing" and "paradise of music".
Here, singing is required for driving horses, singing for transplanting rice seedlings, singing for farewell, and singing for festivals. Different original ecological songs and tunes in different places embody the deep emotions and artistic value of people of all ethnic groups.
Fei Mingrong, who grew up in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, has been active on the stage. He has successively won the silver medal of the National Youth Song Competition and the weekly champion of "Avenue of Stars", and has become the inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of the "Left Foot Dance" of the Yi nationality.
He said, "Since I can remember, I have heard family members singing and dancing left foot dances in various life scenes. I have been influenced by what I have heard and seen, and I have also engaged in art performance related work."
The picture is taken by Fei Mingrong Liu Ranyang in the performance
On the eve of the 14th Youth Song Competition in 2010, Fei Mingrong wanted to bring the music of his hometown to the national stage, so he went back to his hometown of Mouding County, Chuxiong Prefecture to sample.
He asked his grandma to sing all the ancient songs of the Yi nationality that have been handed down from word of mouth to the present, and discovered the brisk and beautiful "carrying water tune" from it, which was well received on the stage of the Youth Song Competition.
"Thousands of thousands of years of mountain spring water, watch the daughter-in-law carry water, beg for a daughter-in-law to carry water, be a daughter-in-law carry water... use endless energy to carry water that is not dry, clear and light days, clear and light water, sincerely build a family , lol lol lol lol lol." Singing in Yi dialect, the Tiaoshui tune was high-pitched and brisk, and Fei Mingrong and Qi Zhangfen sang and danced, bringing a lively and wonderful performance.
"The super high pitch in Tiao Shui Tune uses Mouding's unique high pitch of the Yi nationality. When participating in the youth song competition, the judges were very surprised. How did they sing such a high pitch? I said I learned it from my grandma." Fei Ming Rong said with a smile that later, the water-carrying tune was also loved by many villagers, and it was performed in various festivals in Chuxiong Prefecture.
From this, he also thought that it is possible to collect, record and recreate the ancient folk songs of ethnic minorities, so that more young people will like traditional folk music.
The picture is taken by Qi Zhangfen and Liu Ranyang in the performance
Today, Fei Mingrong, who works in the Chuxiong Prefecture National Art Theater, regularly visits old local artists, and records, thinks and creates folk music.
He said that the government has paid more and more attention to the protection of ethnic culture in recent years.
As an inheritor of intangible cultural heritage, as long as you express your intention to the relevant departments, you can freely consult materials, documents, and carry out artistic creation.
What's even more gratifying is that now many young people come to him to learn left-foot dance, folk songs, and national musical instruments during vacations and after work.
"Many young people feel that they can't understand" original ecological music. I don't think so." Fei Mingrong said that Chinese folk music contains rich artistic value and emotional elements. Folk music is widely loved by young people.
As a practitioner, on the one hand, we must create works that are easy to accept and suitable for dissemination, and open a door for the audience to enter folk music.
At the same time, more attention should be paid to recording and preserving traditional national cultural heritage, and relevant academic research should be carried out to make the traditional culture of the Chinese nation have a long history and shine.