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Five Great Chinese Folk Songs In Chinese Songs

Chinese folk song enjoys a high reputation in the global music world with its distinctive features and beautiful melodies. They originally come from the daily life and spread widely among the normal people. Thus these are achievements by the great ancient musicians from different Chinese dynasties, which are characterized by their various regional cultural and historical background. Several famous Chinese folk songs are often played in the world-class concerts both home and abroad.

We would like to introduce you some of the most famous Chinese folk songs as following:

1.Jasmine Flower

This song came from the city of Nanjing. The famous military composer HE Fang decomposed it from the song of flower melody, which owns a history over 100 years behind. This song fully interprets the mood of the young girls, who love and cherish the jasmine flower.

This famous song was played in the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic games and the Hongkong Handover ceremony. It includes the typical Chinese cultural element and known worldwide, so is honored as the second Chinese anthems.

2.The Area of Nanniwan

Born in the year of 1943, this song was a group work. The local dance team performed for the army heroes with the newly composed singing and dancing, Nanniwan was an episode among them. This song is featured by its passionate and emotional lyric, expressing the praise to the Red army, who have transformed the uncultivated soil to the luxurious land.

Nanniwan can be divided into two parts, the first part is graceful and soothing, while the second is merry and lively. This song is distinctive from others because of its integration of singing and dancing.

3.Kangding Love Song

This song was created in the 1940s in the province of Sichuan. The composer Mr. LI Yiruo is a professional poet and good at playing musical instruments. He collected the local melodies and further works them into this famous song.

This song describes the attractive landscape In the city of Kangding with the local dialect, which expresses the meeting of the young lovers on the horses back in the endless grassland.  According to the legend, this song also reflects the love story of the composer himself.

4.Unforgettable Tonight

This song is written by Qiao Yu and composed by Wangming. It became a household song after the performance by the professional soprano Mrs. Li Guyi. It won the the musical prize of “morning clock” and was performed continuously in the CCTV Spring Festival Evening Gala. It’s almost the routine program at the ending of the spring festival gala, because it expresses  abundant emotions of the Chinese to gather together with their family members as well as their expectation of a grand new year.

5.Maiden of Alisan

It’s the theme music of the film Alishan Fengyun in 1947. It uses the Gaoshan (one of the national minorities) tune to describe the local mountain and the beautiful maiden in Taiwan. Traditional musical instruments were used in the song, such as the side drum and tambourine, which made this song unique among the others.

It represents the original ecology music of Taiwan and belongs to the non-material cultural heritage. One of the most female Chinese singer DENG Lijun has performed that, which further raised its prestige.

The five Chinese folk songs help us know more about Chinese folk culture.You can find the great culture in those song.You can also find more interesting things in our home.

Jack Smith
Jack Smith
I am a Chinese music lover, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my passion for Chinese music with you. Through my love for Chinese music, I hope to connect with fellow enthusiasts and explore the beauty and depth of this incredible art form.


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