Browns Folk Songs

Home Culture 2019-04-04

Browns Folk Songs

The folk songs of the Browns are rich in content and many melodies. Every time they get married, move to a new house, celebrate New Year's Day or work, young people love to sing to each other. The folk songs of the Browns are very rich. They can be divided into "rope", "victory", "slaughter", "dragging" and "de-hemp" according to their tones.

On June 7, 2008, Browns folk songs were listed in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list with the approval of the State Council

historical origin

The Browns have a rich and colorful history and culture. Among them, Browns play and sing is a popular folk song singing art. The content of Browns play penetrates into all aspects of the Browns'long history and production and life, including labor songs, etiquette and custom songs, love songs, life songs, children's songs, etc. It is the carrier of the inheritance and development of the excellent history and culture of the Browns. Brown plays and sings in the form of male-female duet, solo, one-person lead singer and all-person chorus, accompanied by a four-stringed piano when singing.

Inheritance significance

The folk songs of the Browns are rich in content and many melodies. Every time they get married, move to a new house, celebrate New Year's Day or work, young people love to sing to each other.

Brown plays and sings with beautiful melody, which is loved not only by his compatriots, but also by people of all nationalities. He has won many prizes in the provincial and national performances of national literature and art. However, due to the impact of modern culture, most young people no longer learn to play and sing Brown, and the old folk artists are aging with the passage of time, Brown playing and singing is facing a loss of heritage crisis. As a Brownian, I hope that Brownian singing and playing this wonderful flower of national cultural heritage will always flourish!

Representative works

The folk songs of the Browns are very rich. They can be divided into "rope", "victory", "slaughter", "dragging" and "de-hemp" according to their tones. These tunes also have their own characteristics due to regional differences. In addition to short songs such as labor song, custom song, migration song, hate song, carol, love song and nursery song, there are also long Lyric Poems and long narrative poems, such as "Painful Mood", "New Year's Mood", "Ai Hu", "Yila Cutting firewood" and so on. Dao Gaolang, popular in Jinghong County, Xishuangbanna, is a long narrative poem about the tragedy of Brown's love with Miss Dai. The stories of the Browns include the legends of mountains and rivers, migration and construction of villages, love stories, animal and plant stories, etc. In modern times, there were also stories of anti-exploitation, oppression and anti-aggression. The legends of the Browns'leader "Four Eyes and Four Ears King" (Guang Jing, etc.); the stories of beautiful women who are changing day by day; a series of jokes and satirical stories from the witty character Ai Zhanglai, are also very rich in national characteristics.

artistic characteristics

The music of the Browns is colorful and melodious. Although there are slightly different tunes in different places, they have their own strong characteristics. The Brownian tunes in Xishuangbanna are divided into four categories: jingzai, Suo and suffix. When singing, all kinds of tunes are almost unchanged, and the content is improvised according to different occasions.

The tune of "jing" is accompanied by three small strings. It mainly sings about the love between young men and women. It is full of passion and vitality.

"Zai Diao" is also accompanied by small three strings, mostly with production, life and love as the theme, adopt the way of young men and women singing in pairs.

"Suo" tune is still accompanied by small three strings, mainly singing folk customs as the theme.

The "affix" tone is to sing in pairs on festivals or festive days, and to sing more praises of historical heroes and historical figures.

In other areas, the Brownian tunes include folk tunes, mountain tunes, playing tunes, lamp tunes and Suona tunes. Folk songs are short and vigorous, lively and lively, accompanied by gourd Sheng. There are many folk songs and tunes, mainly young men and women sing in pairs when they work in the mountains. Playing tune cards is characterized by brevity and lightness. Lighting tune, relaxed and happy tune, strong sense of rhythm, mostly with Erhu, small three-stringed accompaniment. Suona, which is traditionally played with both hands, is called "blowing" by local Browns. Mainly used for marriage and funeral.

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