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[5 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 588 views]
Morning of Miao Hills: The Romanian Skylark Flies in China

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Those beautiful paintings in this vid is batik art (wax-resist dyeing by southwestern minority Ethnics: Miao, Buyi, Yao, etc.)
Ciocarlia – The Sky Lark from Romania
The Skylark (Ciocarlia) is a famous Romanian folk tune. It’s very well known around the globe as well as in China. Its fast delightful rhythm describes a scene that skylark flies high and free in the sky. It’s one of the best music about birds, and perhaps the most famous around the world。 You’re view it on youtube here.

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[4 May 2009 | Comments Off on Dance of Yao Tribe – Shall We Dance? | 1,158 views]

Dance of Yao Tribe at Golden Hall, Vienna

Composed by Liu Tie-shan and Mao Yuan in the 1950s, this music is a representative of contemporary Chinese music. Sometimes it is also translated as “Dance of (the) Yao People”.

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[5 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 29,440 views]
Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flowers): the symbol of Chinese Music

Overall, this folk song is well recognized to western listeners because of Puccini and is played at many formal situations, kind of like our second national anthem. Mo Li Hua (茉莉花), which means ‘Jasmine Flowers’, is a popular Chinese folk song.

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[19 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | 7,479 views]
Horse Racing on the Two Strings of Erhu

A “HAPPY” Erhu masterpiece
For the people who don’t like Erhu, their major complain is about its sorrowful tune. Although you can play whatever music you want with erhu, lots of (maybe most) famous erhu pieces are about unhappy expression such as loneliness, homesickness, life difficulties, sufferings etc. (For example, the most famous erhu piece “Moon Reflected on Second Spring“). Honestly, I don’t know why. Maybe it’s about Chinese culture; maybe it’s inherited in the characteristics of erhu tunes.
However, there IS one famous “HAPPY” erhu masterpiece  “Horse Racing”.

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[4 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Chinese Music | 2,680 views]

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Chinese classical music, contemporary music, folksong, folk music, etc.