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Oral legacies: Epics and tales told by songs

Updated: 2022-09-13 15:42 ( chinaservicesinfo.com )
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Hezhe people: Yimakan

Hezhe people: Yimakan

Yimakan storytelling is unique to the Hezhe ethnic group who inhabit northeastern China, and is usually sung by only one performer without musical accompaniment. Written in both verse and prose, it depicts wars and alliances between Hezhe tribes, as well as heroes defending their lands and defeating invaders.

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