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Songs of the Naxi of Southwest China

He Jinhua
Songs of the Naxi of Southwest China
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Sung with grace and conviction, the renditions of Naxi folksongs by He Jinhua on Songs of the Naxi of Southwest China offer a glimpse at a tradition rarely heard outside its homeland. These songs are full of references to snow-clad mountains, rushing rivers, spring flowers, and the profusion of local wildlife in the Naxi heartland of northwest Yunnan province, tableaus that are reflected in the lilting verse in which they’re sung. On this first collection of Naxi folksongs released outside of China, He presents songs she has learned since childhood from relatives, farmers, colleagues, and field collectors all over the region, as well as pieces for jaw harp and two collaborations with Grammy-winning composer Daniel Ho.

Track Listing

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Keel lee lal bee (Threshing Song) - 打谷调 He Jinhua 3:14
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Xiq dvq bee (Transplanting Song) - 栽秧调 (Version 1) He Jinhua 4:46
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Mil bvl bee (Wedding Song) - 嫁女调 He Jinhua 4:18
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Ceeli Ceemu (Tsheli Tshemu) - 次哩次姆 He Jinhua 2:58
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Gguqqil / We muf ddaq - 谷气和默达调 He Jinhua 4:00
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Bberdder gguqqil (Gguqqil song from Sanba) - 三坝谷气 He Jinhua 4:11
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Labeq gguqqil (Gguqqil song from Labeq) - 拉伯谷气 (Version 1) He Jinhua 4:22
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Ee leeq bee (Ploughing Song) - 犁牛调 He Jinhua 3:29
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Ree bee (Drinking Song) - 酒歌 He Jinhua 6:02
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Ggv zzeeq mil bvl bee (Tibetan Marriage Lament) - 出嫁以后想妈妈 He Jinhua 2:50
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Yuleiq bee, Ji zzoq zol (Songs from Yongning and Eya) - 永宁调、饿亚搭云桥调 He Jinhua 3:04
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Ail jiuq bbv ddaq pil (Dawn Lament) - 鸡鸣哭祭 He Jinhua 3:34
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Saiseeq jjiq / A lil lil jiq perq (Saiseeq jjiq / Beautiful White Clouds) - 三思吉、美丽的白云 He Jinhua 4:14
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Oq mei leeq bee (Song of the Spirit of the Grain) - 谷神调 He Jinhua 2:45
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Kail guegueq (Plucked jaw harp) - 弹口弦 He Jinhua 1:56
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Daiq guegueq (String-activated jaw harp) - 拉口弦 He Jinhua 1:56
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Hei meil zeeq bbvq nee gua guaq (Meeting by Moonlight) - 月下相约 He Jinhua 3:41
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Xiq dvq bee (Transplanting Song) - 栽秧调 (Version 2) He Jinhua 4:54
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Labeq gguqqil (Gguqqil song from Labeq) - 拉伯谷气 (Version 2) He Jinhua 4:28
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Nge nee niruq shel (Self-introduction) - 自述 He Jinhua 1:22