Wonderful folk songs of She ethnic group

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : May 28, 2021 L M S


A young woman takes a twirl, in an elegant traditional costume of the She ethnic group. [Photo/WeChat account: zjlsly2014]

The folk songs of She ethnic group are widely regarded as one of the "living fossils" of the She culture, leading to them being listed in the first group of representative items of national intangible cultural heritages in 2006.

Being good at singing and dancing is one of the major characteristics of She people. No matter whether they are working in the fields or visiting friends, they will always sing to express their feelings and convey their blessings.

The content of the songs covers the entire spectrum of the life of the She people, including marriage, work, rituals, sacrifices and children's songs.

Every year during the Sanyuesan Festival, which falls on the third day of the third month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the She people hold folk singing competitions, among many other traditional activities.