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小河淌水 Wading Across a Brook

In Chinese musical art, nature – rivers, mountains, forest, the seasons – is a dominant theme because those things so clearly dictate the life cycles of people, their habitat and ways of farm life. An example is the song immediately below; it is to serve as a primer.

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The remaining series of clips below concern the same title Wading across a brook, in its hanyu 小河淌水, xiaohe tang shui. Its meaning is highly nuanced, however. It could also translate as, Tear drops in a brook.

This is dedicated to Nur and Fahmi. Salam

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Yunnan folk song in its original rendition

郭乔伊 Qiaoyi’s version

 童丽 Tong Li’s version

Stage version

Given the theatrical effect (and the finest version yet)

Same song in philharmonic

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