THE MAGNUM OPUS OF HUMAN NON – MATERIAL CULTURE HERITAGE
THE DONG CHORUS CONCERT – SONG OF GROTTO

Performer: GROTTO PEASANT CHORUS FROM LIPING COUNTY, GUIZHOU PROVINCE

Guest: HAPPY AVENUE

Emcee: Wu HongFei (Leader singer of Happy Avenue, the Dong nationality)

Explication by Deng MinWen (From The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Dong nationality)

 

The Dong Chorus dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period of ancient China, which has existed over 2500 years. It is the only polyphonic music in China using natural multi-voice to chorus in harmony, which is very different from the harmony of western. The chorus team is just like Greek opera choir. The songs are deeply-moving and gorgeous. 9/30/2009, the Dong Chorus was chosen to be the Intangible Cultural Heritage of The World.

 

The most famous choir is the farmer choir from Liping, Gui zhou province. And the coming weeks we could enjoy their fantastic music in Beijing.

Video: http://www.56.com/w93/play_album-aid-541380_vid-MTMxOTY0NDQ.html 

 

Happy Avenue will hold its live concert at Yu Gong Yi Shan bar at 9pm on Saturday night, 11,11, 2011. It is their 2st special performance this year.and that day is birthday of Wu hongfei. Happy Avenue was set up on 1999 which has published 3 albums. When A Fish Love Xiao long (2004);rouge(2008), the Last Chance for Young Love (2010). She is one of the best female-singer-led bands in China, with one of the best personal styles.The vocal, wu hongfei who came from southen Minority of Dong ,who sing well in folk songs of “Dong Zu Da

Ge”,had really created a world of her own through her lyrics – a genuine, literary, musical character ,which have not seen from any other female rock singer in China.

 

Happy Avenue TAOBAO: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=13715852221

 

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  • Tickets: Rmb 100 / 80 (students / presale)