|People of the Zhuang minority perform the Grand Choirs on rafts. [Xinhua]|
On July 25, people of the Zhuang minority celebrated the Water Festival in the Yaogui Village of southwest China's Guizhou Province to show the charm of the intangible cultural heritage of the Zhuang minorities.
Meanwhile, the local Zhuang people performed the distinctive Grand Choirs while padding bamboo rafts.
The Grand Choirs of the Zhuang ethnic group is a kind of song with multi vocal parts and without accompaniment. With a history of more than 600 years, the Grand Choirs can be divided into four types of songs, including paean; song of sorrow; song of honoring ancestors; and song of offering birthday congratulations.
|Visitors enjoy a performance of the Grand Choirs. [Xinhua]|
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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