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Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 2: The National Minorities

Various Artists
Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 2: The National Minorities

The music included in this recording—first made by China Record Company in the 1950s—presents a very lively picture of music life in China during the mid-20th century. China is a multicultural country of 56 officially recorded peoples, with Han Chinese making up 92% of the current population and 55 national minorities scattered over 50% to 60% of the country’s vast land. Many minorities have distinctive languages, religions, customs, economic structure, and physical features. This colorful collection features the diverse music styles of four major ethnic minorities in China: the Uighurs and the Kazakhs of the Tarim Basin, the Mongols of the Northern Plateau, and the Dongs of the Southwestern Mountains. Liner notes include the main idea of each piece and background information on the music genres and the ethnic groups.



这张专辑中的音乐由中国唱片公司于1950年代首先制作完成,它们呈现了二十世纪中期中国丰富多彩的音乐生活。中国是一个拥有五十六个民族的文化多元的国家,目前汉族占人口的92%,另外五十五个民族分布在全国50%到60%的广袤土地上。许多少数民族拥有自己独特的语言、宗教、习俗、经济结构和外貌特征。这张专辑展现了中国四大少数民族丰富多彩的音乐风格,它们分别是:聚居在塔里木盆地的维吾尔族和哈萨克族、生活在北方高原上的蒙古族,和生活在西南山区的侗族。专辑内页含有每首歌的歌词大意,和对该少数民族及其音乐流派的背景介绍。

Track Listing

101
Alamuhan Mayinur, Siwen Gao, and the Central National Song and Dance Troupe 1:51
102
My Friends Are in the Country Mayinur and the Central National Song and Dance Troupe 2:00
103
The Village Girl Mayinur and the Central National Song and Dance Troupe 1:34
104
The Lover's Handkerchief Mayinur and the Central National Song and Dance Troupe 1:42
105
The Spring Mayinur and the Central National Song and Dance Troupe 2:22
106
Ode to Peking Aimunisha and the Cultural Troupe of Xinjiang 2:55
107
My Flower Bubtai, Maimaitiazez, and Aishamushajiang 2:20
108
Akatamak - Aktamak Bubtai, Maimaitiazez, and Aishamushajiang 2:10
109
The Beautiful Maiden Aimunisha, Central National Song and Dance Troupe, and Bowei Zhen 3:14
110
Mayra Xinzu Luo and Jinde Wang 2:09
201
The Breeze Jibzeng and Namujina 2:24
202
Lonely Little White Camel Gonger 1:55
203
Alguqib Lazab and Quejinzab 2:09
204
The Blue Iron Horse Lazab and Quejinzab 1:45
205
Naoligerma Tiegang 2:56
206
Meeting at the Fair Aodengaowa, Pulejie, and the Inner Mongolian Art Troupe 2:43
207
Never-Setting Sun Rises on the Grassland Congmao Zhu and Yin Sheng 2:55
208
Guangyin-axinshang Yinju Wang, Runqin Li, and the Guizhou Song and Dance Ensemble Choir 5:30

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