Silk Strings of Laohekou
Laohekou Silk String is a traditional folk music in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province. Laohekou Silk String is different from other forms of folk literature and art. It is a music that combines folk artists'performances with literati's bachelor's self-entertainment.
On June 7, 2008, the silk string of Laohekou was listed in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list with the approval of the State Council.
In history, Laohekou is a drought dock. It is not only a gathering place for businessmen and businessmen, but also a gathering place for artists from all walks of life. It is known as "Xiaohankou". As early as the Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty, silk string music was spread in Yuanguanghua County (now Laohekou City). The silk strings of Laohekou, which are separated from the prelude of "major tunes" by silk strings and have undergone evolution, have strong local characteristics. It has rich repertoire, simple style, elegant charm, euphemistic melody, beautiful and beautiful. As a result of long-term evolution, it has strong local characteristics of folk music in Northwest Hubei and strong regionalism.
Laohekou Silk String is different from other traditional folk art forms. It is a music that combines folk artists'performing arts with literati's bachelor's self-entertainment. In those days, businesses and large families in Laohekou often held salon-like parties. At the party, playing the silk strings of Laohekou is an indispensable procedure. After the guests and hosts have sat down separately, each of them will perform a part. Whoever's turn is, he stands up, picks up the toothboard, and makes a respectful snub to everyone. After he has finished offering ugliness, the silk string rings, and the man sings a paragraph.
In addition to homesickness, spring and love, there are more than 20 pieces of music, such as Alpine Running Water, Goose Beating, Autumn Appreciation, Xiaoqiao Week, Boudoir Complaint, Chen Xingzhi Courtyard, Chen Xingzhi He Fan and so on. All the above songs are included in Hubei Volume of "Integration of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Instrumental Music".
After the founding of New China, Laohekou City established the "National Music Research Society", which mainly plays and studies gongs and drums (commonly known as gongs and drums shelves) and silk strings of Laohekou. Later, "National Music Research Society" developed to 72 people. During festivals and festive gatherings, the team of "National Music Research Society" always ranks first. The dragon and Phoenix flag opens, and the scene is very spectacular.
With the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, these traditional cultures have been impacted. With the death of the old artists, the silk string of the elegant old estuary is in danger of being lost.