Bemo music

Home Culture 2019-04-04

Bemo music

Qubila fire is well known in Meigu County, Liangshan Prefecture. He is not only a highly respected Yi Dabimo, but also a representative successor of national intangible cultural heritage projects. His Bimo music is a combination of moral education, knowledge imparting and literary entertainment. Through symbolic and complicated rituals, it explores people's life thinking and promotes people's spiritual outlook.

In the early forties of this year, Qubila Huo was born in the Bimo family of Meigu. He studied and engaged in the traditional Bimo field of the Yi people for more than twenty years. Since he was 17 years old, he has been on the road of Bimo. Over the years, he has studied knowledge imparting and inheriting simultaneously, enriching his personal insights in the field of Bimo and Bimo music. He advocated Bimo music concept and personally presided over ceremonies in recent years are well known.

The first meeting with Qubila Fire was held in Meigu County in late December 2017 at the site of a national non-heritage project, the ritual of ancestor worship by Nimu Chobi of the Yi Nationality. In response to the reporter's questions, he systematically narrated the knowledge inheritance and connotation of Bimo music culture of the Yi nationality. He told reporters that Bimo music integrated the ancient language, writing, history, genealogy, astronomy, calendar, geography, folklore, ethics, literature and art of the Yi people. From its origin, development, prosperity to prosperity, it not only contributed to the convergence of the ideological field of the Yi people, but also penetrated into all aspects of the social life of the Yi people, with a far-reaching impact. "Encyclopedia" passed down from generation to generation.

It is understood that Bimo music is a kind of traditional music approved by the State Council in 2014 and listed in the fourth batch of national intangible cultural heritage list. Trabila fire was the representative inheritor of Bimo music in the provincial intangible cultural heritage project. Recently, among the representative successors of the fifth batch of national intangible cultural heritage projects announced by the Ministry of Culture, Qubila Huo ranked on the list and became the successor of Liangshan non-heritage "national name".

In an interview with reporters, Qubila Huo is doing the guiding link of the ritual of "Nimu Chobi" ancestor worship. He shows in detail the unique and essence of Bimo music. In Qubilahe's words, a "Guide to the Way" is a vivid picture of the migration of the ancestors of the Yi people, with the footprints of the Yi people's history permeating between the lines.

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