Drum culture has a long history in China, and the custom of Zhuang people meeting drums is an important part of Chinese drum culture. Mashan County, Guangxi, China, is known as “the hometown of meeting drums in China”. The custom of Zhuang people meeting drums has been enlisted as one of the representative projects of China’s national intangible cultural heritage. The video shows the exciting scene of Zhuang people playing drums, reflecting their positive spiritual attitude. Through the narration and practical operation of the representative inheritors of the custom of Zhuang people meeting drums, the common knowledge and production skills of meeting drums are introduced, so as to help more people understand the custom of Zhuang people meeting drums. Through the close-up lens, the cultural connotation of the custom of Zhuang people meeting drums is presented exquisitely.
Chinese knot is a delicate art work made by traditional handweaving techniques, which begins with the knot record of Chinese ancestors.Its symmetrical and exquisite appearance conforms to the traditional Chinese aesthetic concepts. The mathematical mystery it contains shows the ancient people’s sentiment and wisdom.
The Chinese knot represents unity, happiness and peace. It is often used in interior decoration, gift or personal accessory, which is well loved by the public.
There are more than a dozen basic patterns of making knots in China, which named according to the shape, purpose, or the origin and meaning, including double coin knot, pipa knot, round brocade knot, cross knot, auspicious knot, wan character knot, etc. In this class, we are going to learn how to make auspicious knot.
Lantern's name varies in different Chinese dialects, such as Colored Lamps, Fancy Lanterns.It’s a traditional folk handicraft of Han nationality originated in China. In ancient times, it was mainly used for lighting purpose. Paper or silk was used as the outer skin of lanterns, and the skeleton was usually made of bamboo or wooden strips. Candles or light bulbs were placed in the middle to become lighting tools.A delicate lantern combines a variety of lantern-making techniques, such as color binding, needle punching, paper cutting, carving, etc.
Lanterns have been an important entertainment culture of the Han nationality for thousands of years. They are often hung on the Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival and other festivals to add luster to the festive day and pray for safety. In particular, the Lantern Festival has had the custom of appreciating lanterns since ancient times, so it has also been called Lantern Festival.
As everyone knows, Ba people are good at singing and dancing and have been famous all over the world as early as three thousand years ago. As time goes on, Mudong mountain songs have passed on from generation to generation and they are performing an immortal legend of national folk music.The main tunes of Mudongshan songs are Helai、Luoer tune、Labor chant、Folk custom songs、Love songs、Pan songs、Tune, etc.