【雲上嶺南】Huidong fisherman's songs usher in a new era!
In ancient times, fishermen were called "Tanka" (Danmin in Chinese). They lived on boats and survived on the sea from generation to generation. Then, their lives were difficult and full of discrimination, but they remained optimistic and strong. They often entertained themselves and expressed their feelings through songs. And over the centuries, the fishermen created a unique type of fisherman's songs with southern coastal cultural characteristics.
In 2008, Huidong fisherman's songs were listed as national-level Intangible Cultural Heritage and were rendered on domestic and international stages.
Today, a new chapter is being written. Huizhou people have inherited and developed this melody from the sea. After innovating and enriching it, they created the musical drama "Fishermen". The drama was staged at the Huizhou Cultural and Art Center on April 4, 2023. This is the first musical drama based on the national-level intangible cultural heritage.
The play boldly explores ethnic expressions, fuses the style and elements of Western musicals, and inherits the ancient art of thousands of years. Thus Huidong fisherman's songs have ushered in a new development period. #artandculture