A singer performs a folk song. [People's Daily/Chen Ligeng]
An art troupe from north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region recently staged a special performance on a local square to publicize the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Held in Sarihada Gacha (Village) of Jarud Banner in the autonomous region, the performance of wulige'er – the art of storytelling with the accompaniment of a sihu, a four-stringed Chinese fiddle unique to the Tibetan ethnic group – inspired plenty of enthusiasm from local farmers and herdsmen.
"People of our ethnicity like listening to publicity of the congress spirit in the form of wulige'er because it is easy for them to understand," said Meng Shuangyin, Party chief of the village.
Ruyi, a young Mongolian woman who has grown up listening wulige'er performers' singing and calling, said: "Hearing that the county-level art troupe will come and sing about favorable policies which we herdsmen care about, we came early and waited."
In 2006, wulige'er was listed among the first batch of intangible cultural heritages in China.
According to Bao Hongmei, a member of the standing committee of the Jarud Banner's Party branch, Mongolians accounted for nearly half of the total population in the county.
"Publicizing the congress spirit through this art form greatly fits in with the local reality," said Bao.
"We are going to bring the congress spirit and the Party's people-benefiting and poverty-alleviation policies to the doors of the people through popular art forms."
Musicians play traditional instruments during the event. [People's Daily/Chen Ligeng]
(Source: People's Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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