Crane songs are a type of folk songs that are popular in Shengmingting Village, Shaxi Town, Zhongshan. Having developed from school songs to folk songs, crane songs represent a widespread oral culture in Shenmingting Village. It integrates Guangzhou dialect, Shiqi dialect, and Longdu dialect in Min family of language. The lyric subjects include history, routine labor, living, and celebration. Crane songs are often performed together with crane dance. Crane songs were included in the protection list of the 1st batch of Zhongshan non-material cultural heritages in 2007.
People sing crane songs in crane dance tour
Performance of crane singers
Yang Dinan, the 83-year-old inheritor of crane songsGo Back