"Dance of Sheng" Hulu Sheng performance
78 views · Organized by 拙 on 2022-05-09

Have you ever seen Lahu people dance the Sheng? It is a gourd sheng, an ancestral musical instrument of the Lahu people. It is made of several bamboo pipes and a gourd. The hand holds the sheng pipe and the sheng bucket made of the gourd. Suddenly, the high and low are surrounded by several pipes. Legend has it that the ancestors of this ancient nation came out of the gourd. They regarded the gourd as a sacred object. The gourd Sheng was carried by men and blown wherever they went. The bonfire was lit, and the table in the middle was filled with cereals, tea and rice wine. The skilled reed and sanxian players began to lead the dance, playing the ancient tunes. The men were in a circle and the women were in a circle, singing together. The rhythm of the music is like the pulsation in the blood. They dance and rotate clockwise, changing according to the melody, stamping their feet, lifting their legs, turning around, clapping their hands, supporting their shoulders... The sound imitates the animal form in the action. They danced when they were celebrating, when they were celebrating, and when they were happy. As long as they heard the sound of the reeds, they couldn't help but want to dance. Lahu, one of the oldest ethnic groups in China, "la" means unity, and "hu" means happiness.

Involving musical instruments

Hulusheng (pinyin: hú lu shēng), also known as Bu Ruo, Yi, Lahu, Wa, Lisu, Hani, Li, Naxi, Nu, Pumi, Miao and other ethnic clarinet gas-sounding instruments, popular in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Simao Region, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Baoshan Region, Lincang Region, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Lijiang Region, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province, Bijie Region, Anshun Region in Guizhou Province, Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern Guizhou and Baise area of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and other places.

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Organized by 汾酒 on 2022-02-21
In recent years, the musicians of the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture Cultural Troupe in Sichuan Province have carried out more effective reforms on the traditional gourd Sheng, and developed a ten-pipe gourd Sheng, the Sheng bucket was changed to wood, the resonance pipe was added to the Sheng pipe, and the sound range a -f2, extended by nearly two octaves, but also increased the volume, its biggest feature is the ability to transpose, suitable for solo, band ensemble or singing and dancing accompaniment.
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Organized by 一口泡芙 on 2022-02-21
Traditional gourd sheng with different timbres. The high-pitched sheng is crisp and bright; the middle-pitched sheng is round and soft; the low-pitched sheng is thick and deep.
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Organized by 左树 on 2022-02-21
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Organized by 长乐 on 2022-02-21
Hulusheng is a single-reed gas-sounding instrument of Yi, Lahu, Wa, Lisu, Hani, Li, Naxi, Nu, Pumi, Miao and other ethnic groups. The structure of the gourd sheng is roughly the same as that of the sheng, consisting of a sheng bucket and a sheng tube. It is named after the Shengdou is made of empty gourd.
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