Lucy Duran visits the rural village of Gaoqiao, famous for its virtuoso folk band and joins in the harvest celebrations at a Buddhist temple in Beijing.
In the third of Lucy Duran's profiles of China she visits the rural village of Gaoqiao, famous for its virtuoso folk band. She also joins in the harvest celebrations at a Buddhist temple in Beijing, the first time this festival music has been allowed to be heard since the start of the Cultural Revolution.
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Small farming village of Gaoqiao.
Lucy visits a farming village of Gaoqiao, a great place to hear rural Chinese music.
Music from Gaoqiao.
Lucys's guide explains that the music from Gaoqiao is the finest example of rural music.
17th century music manuscript.
Lucy’s guide tells her about the discovery of a 17th century music manuscript.
Special festival ritual in a temple.
Lucy is in central Beijing in a temple where a special festival ritual is being performed.
Buddhist musical tradition.
Lucy’s guide explains the origins of the 2000 year old Buddhist musical tradition.