Chinese Traditional Song:Mo Li Hua

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New year is coming!Have you achieved your goal in 2014?If you have done a good job, hear the Chinese traditional song as an award.If you don’t find your success,hope you can find some relaxing in our website.Today we will introduce a brisk Chinese song to Happy New Year!Just enjoys it.

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Today you will find the second Chinese national anthem(many foreigners said):Mo Li Hua.It’s the best beautiful song when we firstly heard it in our childhood.But online music video has to be adapted by the players in the video.So we suggest you download the song free at the link which we give you.You can hear it at your MP3 or other music player.But before you enjoy it,you should learn something about it.

The music video is played by the Bamboo Flute and Lute

Background Knowledge

Jasminum sambas(It’s a Latin word,China calls Mo Li Hua) is a species of jasmine native to a small area in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighboring India. It is developed in lots of places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia. It is naturalized in various spread locales: Mauritius, Madagascar, the Maldives, Cambodia, Java, Christmas Island, Chiapas, Central America, southern Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Lesser Antilles.

Jasminum sambacis a small plant or vine growing up to 0.5 to 3 m (1.6 to 9.8 ft) in height. It is widely cultivated for its appealing and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also for fragrances and for making tea. It is recognised as the Arabian jasmine in English. It is the national flower of the Philippines, where it is known as sampaguita. It is also one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, where it is known as melati putih.

How the author created the Chinese song

Mo Li Hua was adapted by Fang He who is the famous songwriter in 1942.However, he is known as the author of the Mo Li Hua.But He also focusses on the military songs because he is a soldier too.

In the winter of 1942,Fang He arrived at the Nanjin province on a rainy afternoon.But he didn’t feel depressed because he knew that there was a musician who played well and had more song in his brain.Finally He found the man at a thatching and the man was happy because he could share music with He.The man asked him whether he has heard the Fresh Flower Melody.He shook his head.The man said that the Fresh Flower Melody was famous at the Qing Dynasty and then he began the song.

The young He was attracted by the great song when he firstly heard it.Then he remembered the melody and sang it according to the right way.But He found that the song is rough because it was from the folk.So he chose to adapt the Fresh Flower Melody.Finally, he has completed the Mo Li Hua.

How about the song

The song is quite simple because even the little Chinese child can sing it.It has been utilized during activities such as the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo opening ceremony, and controversially during the 2011 Chinese protests. Through more generally knew in English as the Jasmine Flower, the name has also been translated as Beautiful Jasmine Flower or such a Beautiful Jasmine. It has also been transliterated as Mo Li Hua, Mo-Li Hua, Moli Hua and Molihua.

Today is the final day in 2014.Hope you have a great time on our website.Happy new year! We will see you in 2015 and will give you more Chinese traditional song.

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