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he Charm of Folk Songs

Chaohu City is located in the middle of Anhui Province, surrounded by Jianjiang River and lake. It has the site of "Hexian ape man" 3.4 million years ago, which proves that it was once one of the birthplaces of folk songs of Fachaohu Lake in Chinese culture. Following the ancient history of Chaohu Lake, Chaohu Folk Songs have undergone a simple and complex, single and diverse evolution process, which has been sung up to now. Chaohu people love singing and compiling folk songs. The creative form of "Wangfeng Elegant Willow" enables intelligent singers to see what to sing, go where to sing, do what to sing. Chaohu folk songs are composed of chants, folk songs and minors, which are of complete variety and rich in content.




Anhui has always been a treasure house of folk song art. The traditional folk songs widely circulated among the people are hard to count. They spread all over the north and South with their own characteristics. The lamp songs of Sophora trees, fishing songs along the lake, mountain songs and Yangko on the screen in the territory have their own styles and colors. They have been well known in China as early as the 1950s. The works of Chaohu folk songs are mostly composed by the working people collectively. They profoundly and vividly show the people's life practice and thoughts and emotions. They are in the form of folk songs, fishing songs, Yangko, tea songs and door songs. They have a wide range of subjects, rich contents, simple and natural, beautiful and moving.




Chaohu City is located in the middle of Anhui Province. It is surrounded by lakes along the Jianjiang River. It has the site of "Hexian ape man" 3.4 million years ago, which proves that it was once one of the birthplaces of Chinese culture. Folk songs of Chaohu Lake, accompanied by the ancient history of Chaohu Lake, have undergone a simple and complex process of evolution, from a single and diverse process, which has been sung up to now.




Chaohu Lakers love singing and compiling folk songs. The creative form of "Wangfeng Elegant Willow" enables intelligent singers to see what to sing, where to go, what to do and what to sing. Chaohu folk songs can be divided into three categories: chant, folk song and minor.




After the founding of the People's Republic of China, Chaohu folk songs have made great progress. Literary and artistic workers have collected more than 1000 original folk songs, and more than 500 of them have been compiled into various songs of Chaohu folk songs. Among them, 111 were compiled into Chinese Folk Songs Integration (Anhui), 20 were compiled into Anhui Folk Songs 100, more than 30 were compiled into secondary school textbooks and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the teaching materials of the Central Conservatory of Music, and more than 20 were recorded by Shanghai Record Society and released at home and abroad, and presented to UNESCO for preservation. In March 1955, Chaohu folk song "Aunt and sister to flower" was sung by Hu Jiying, a peasant singer, and Liu Hongying to Huairen Hall in Beijing. It was cordially received by Mao Zedong and other leaders of the first generation of the Party and the state. Chaohu folk song is a popular art form among Chaohu people. It is of great practical value to inherit and carry forward Chaohu folk song for enriching people's cultural life. Chaohu folk song's subject matter content and genre characteristics have high academic value for the study of Anhui Folk Song History and Chinese folk music history.




Chaohu Lake is a land of fish and rice and rich in folk songs. As a folk song of Chaohu Lake sings, "Red cock tail drags, three-year-old children can sing. If you ask how many songs there are, there are three fights of sesame." Chaohu people love singing and compiling folk songs. The creative form of "Wangfeng Elegant Willow" enables intelligent singers to see what to sing, go where to sing, do what to sing. Folk songs of Chaohu Lake, accompanied by the ancient history of Chaohu Lake, have been sung to this day. Folk songs can be divided into three categories: chant, folk song and minor. They are full of varieties and rich in content. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, literary and artistic workers collected more than 1000 original folk songs, more than 500 of which were compiled into various song collections, of which 111 were compiled into "Chinese Folk Songs Integration (Anhui)", 20 were compiled into "Anhui Folk Songs 100", more than 30 were compiled into secondary school textbooks, Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music, and more than 20 were compiled into the textbooks. It was first recorded by Shanghai Records Society and released at home and abroad, and was presented to UNESCO for preservation. In March 1955, Chaohu folk song "Aunt-sister to Flower" was sung by peasant singers Hu Jiying and Liu Hongying to Huairen Hall in Beijing, and was cordially received by Mao Zedong and other party and state leaders. Chaohu folk song is the representative of Jianghuai folk song and an excellent example of Chinese folk music culture. Its subject matter content and genre characteristics have high academic value for the study of Anhui Folk Song History and Chinese folk music history.


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