[Commentary] In the summer of 2022, you may have seen such a game scene and heard such a word.

  [Subtitles] "Village BA".

  [Explanation] "Village BA" originates from Taipan Village, Taipan Township, Taijiang County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province.

Every year, starting from the sixth day of the sixth lunar month, the local "Eat New Festival" with the meaning of praying for a bumper harvest will be held for about two weeks. The basketball game held in it has become one of the important activities of the festival.

  [Explanation] This year's "Eat New Festival", as usual, night fell, lights gathered on the basketball court with red and green color matching in Taipan Village, the court side was crowded with spectators on the inner three floors and the outer three floors, shouting The silence that cuts through the night sky is just such a rural basketball game, which has become the "Village BA" passed down by word of mouth among hundreds of millions of netizens.

  [Live sound] (Commentary scene) Although there are few people in our Liping (the participating team), we cheered and cheered. This atmosphere is very worth learning from.

  [Commentary] Wang Zaigui, 26 years old, is the on-site commentator of the "Village BA" in Taipan Village. In addition to explaining basketball to the audience, he has a more important task - to mobilize the atmosphere of the live viewing.

His humorous language style made him also out of the circle in these "Village BA" games, and netizens affectionately called him: the leader of the atmosphere team.

  [Live sound] (Commentary at the scene) It is only when you come and watch that we will have our current Internet celebrity stadium, so we all applaud ourselves, okay?

  [Same period] Wang Zaigui, commentator of "Village BA" in Taipan Village, Guizhou Province

  From their older generation, then to our parents, and then to our generation, this is a kind of inheritance of basketball handover.

There are so many people (commentaries) in each generation. My commentary method is that most of them are in our local language, dialect.

I use this humorous topic to explain to everyone, so that everyone can watch the game happily, and in my humorous explanation, let everyone know more about the basketball game.

  [Commentary] Wang Zaigui, who usually works in the county town, has been a basketball commentator in Taipan Village since 2016.

During the "Eating New Festival" competition, Wang Zaigui drove straight from the county seat to the billiards court after work, and rested in the car when he was tired.

Although the high-intensity commentary was tiring, Wang Zaigui was excited again when he saw the scene where he was not absent.

  [Same period] Wang Zaigui, commentator of "Village BA" in Taipan Village, Guizhou Province

  In terms of watching football, whether it is men, women, or children, whether they are 80 or 90 years old, or the younger ones are just walking, they will cheer for the basketball players.

Ours is actually very good to reflect the sense of unity of our ethnic minority folks.

  [Explanation] Taijiang County, where Taipan Village is located, is known as "the first county of the Miao ethnic group in the world", and the local area has a strong national culture.

The "Village BA" scene shocked the audience not only with the lively scenes, but also with the local exclusive national culture.

  [Live sound] Intermission, folk dance performance.

  [Concurrent] Wang Zaigui, commentator of "Village BA" in Taipan Village, Taijiang County, Guizhou Province

  Some of our local Hmong dances will be interspersed among us.

At halftime, interspersed with some shooting activities, to give out some gifts.

The prizes are more down-to-earth, such as pig feet, ducks, and watermelons, all of which are our local specialties.

  [Explanation] Taiwanese people's love for basketball is engraved in their bones, whether it is an elderly person or a child.

  [Explanation] Although Lu Dajiang, the old man of the table plate, is over eighty years old, his love for basketball has not faded due to the passage of time.

When he was young, he formed a basketball team with the villagers and played all kinds of games.

  [Same period] Lu Dajiang, a villager in Taipan Village, Taijiang County, Guizhou Province

  When I was young, I liked to play basketball and wanted to play every day.

We used to have seven or eight people on our team, but now most of them have passed away, and we are the only ones left.

Now young people play, we will watch it in advance, we just love this game very much.

Wonderful, even more hilarious than when we did it.

  [Commentary] Today, Lu Dajiang and a few old friends gather at the entrance of the village to play cards when he is free on weekdays. When there is a basketball game, he gets on the bench after eating ahead of time and goes to the stadium with his old friends to watch the game. Just a few hours.

  [Same period] Lu Dajiang, a villager in Taipan Village, Taijiang County, Guizhou Province

  The stadium is even better than ours at that time (when we were young). The stadium was made of wooden planks, and it was narrow and could not accommodate many people.

It's wide now, (but) you won't have to sit if you're late.

We still want to (play), our old (players) are still there, there are senior teams in every village, and there are many more people over the age of 70. We still want to play a game.

  [Commentary] To Lu Dajiang's relief, the children in the village all fell in love with playing basketball.

At 5 or 6 p.m., the hot sun withdrew from the "home court". The children in the village walked into the court in twos and threes holding basketballs and wearing slippers.

  [Concurrent] Chen Xingbai, a student from Taipan Township, Guizhou Province

  I like playing basketball.

There were games in those days and I came to watch them. I came by myself. When I came to watch the game, there were no seats. I saw two or three o'clock in the early morning.

There is a feeling of heartbeat, a little want to fight.

  [Explanation] In the southeastern part of Guizhou, in Taipan Village, what is hotter than the weather is the local people's enthusiasm for basketball.

Among the Taiwanese people, the term "daylight culture" is popular, that is, the game will be played until dawn, the competition will be non-stop, and the lively atmosphere of the scene will not decrease.

In Taipan Village, as long as basketball is mentioned, almost everyone can chat with you.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Shoushuang, Secretary of the Party Branch of Taipan Village, Taijiang County, Guizhou Province

  This basketball game has been held in our village since 1940, and it has been uninterrupted until now.

In the past, if you asked the people in our village, he seemed to be very energetic, and then he would be very confident (answer), and he said that basketball has been going on in our village for many years.

  [Explanation] "Village BA" is out of the circle. This small village hidden in the deep mountains of Guizhou has successively received many foreign tourists "checking in", which also gave the village a new development plan.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Shoushuang, Secretary of the Party Branch of Taipan Village, Taijiang County, Guizhou Province

  This year our village suddenly became popular.

Take it as an opportunity to develop characteristic industries, culture and tourism can be combined to (develop) characteristic rural revitalization industries.

(At the same time) the plan is to remodel the basketball (court) so that more spectators can come and watch.

Don't look for a place and buy a lot of ladders like before. It's not good.

  (Yuan Chao, Liu Xingchen, Wu Pengcheng, Cai Xudong, some sources of material, people pay attention to Qiandongnan Prefecture Rong Media Center, Taijiang County Rong Media Center)

Responsible editor: [Fang Jialiang]