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The ancient Bashan porters’ songs of Sichuan province

Updated: Feb 19, 2021 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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One of China’s national intangible cultural heritages, the Bashan porters’ ballads originated in northeastern Sichuan province and are sung by local porters during their laborious work. These resounding songs boast a history of more than 3,000 years, featuring free tempos, smooth melodies and rough styles.

A Bashan porter performs a song in Sichuan province. [Photos provided to govt.chinadaily.com.cn]

 

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