Knowing All about Hunan


Updated:2024-05-24 15:59:14

红网时刻新闻记者 樊令钰 杨柳 朱闻芩 陈奥男 何青 王诗颖 报道


Changde is a good place is a classic piece of Changde Silk Strings.


"Changde Silk Strings” is a local music genre popularized in Changde, Hunan Province, along the rivers of Yuan and Li. In the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, the folk songs from Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces were introduced to Changde. Combined with local folk music, the art form evolves into Changde Silk Strings. Why called silk strings? Because the performace is usually accompanied by silk string instruments such as yangqin, pipa, sanxian, huqin, etc. And because it is sung in Changde dialect, it is thus called Changde Silk Strings.