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Music of the Hani and Yi People

Exploring the music of three of China's 56 different ethnic groups, Lucy Duran focuses on songs of the Hani and Yi people in Yunnan Province.

In a programme recorded on location in China, Lucy Duran explores the music of three of the country's 56 different ethnic groups. Featuring the songs of the Hani and Yi people in Yunnan Province. Living high up in the mountains near the borders with Vietnam, Laos and Burma, they make instruments from grass to accompany songs that were born in the world's most spectacular paddy fields.

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Sat 20 Jun 2009 15:00

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  • Music of the Yi people

    Lucy Duran is in the Yunnan Province hearing the traditional music of the Yi people.

    Duration: 10:30

  • Music Played

    • Musicians in Ar Zhe he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      Cha War Hge

    • Yi Musicians in Ar Zhe he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      Indoor Love Song (Evening Music)

    • Hani Musicians in Ar Zha he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      BBC Recording

  • The Yunnan Province

    Lucy arrives at a small town in the mountains of Yunnan Province.

    Duration: 07:29

  • Music Played

    • Hani Musicians in Ar Zha he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      Wu Chu a ci

  • Instruments made from leaves.

    Lucy talks to local musicians about their instruments made from leaves.

    Duration: 10:00

  • Music Played

    • Hani Musicians in Ar Zha he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      Wedding Lament

  • Yi people in Yunnan Province.

    Lucy and her guide hear a song and dance performed by the Yi people in Yunnan Province.

    Duration: 08:07

  • Music Played

    • Yi Musicians in Ar Zhe he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      Song and Dance

    • Hani Musicians in Ar Zha he, Honghe County, Yunnan Province

      Hani Festival Song

  • Professor Zhang interview.

    Lucy in the capital of Yunnan with professor Zhang, a leading expert on Yunnan music.

    Duration: 10:00

  • The local speciality of tofu.

    Lucy reflects on changes in Yunnan and finds out about the local speciality of tofu.

    Duration: 11:03

  • Music Played

    • Yi Musicians of the Flower Waist branch

      Untitled Dance

    • Yi Musicians of the Flower Waist branch

      Circle Dance of Joy

  • The Yunnan Province.

    Lucy reflects on the people and music she has heard in the Yunnan Province.

    Duration: 04:59

  • Music Played

    • Hani Musicians

      Wu chu a ci

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