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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Music of the Yi people
Lucy Duran is in the Yunnan Province hearing the traditional music of the Yi people.
The Yunnan Province
Lucy arrives at a small town in the mountains of Yunnan Province.
Instruments made from leaves.
Lucy talks to local musicians about their instruments made from leaves.
Yi people in Yunnan Province.
Lucy and her guide hear a song and dance performed by the Yi people in Yunnan Province.
Professor Zhang interview.
Lucy in the capital of Yunnan with professor Zhang, a leading expert on Yunnan music.
The local speciality of tofu.
Lucy reflects on changes in Yunnan and finds out about the local speciality of tofu.
The Yunnan Province.
Lucy reflects on the people and music she has heard in the Yunnan Province.