Video: Echoes of Ancient Folk Music
Fujian, a province in East China, boasts prosperous history and culture. The five-episode bilingual series Let's Travel Fujian, produced by China Daily website, offers a deeper understanding of what Fujian province is all about by exploring unique buildings, folk arts, and ecological ways of development.
Dean Paul Van Zyl from South Africa carried out a five-day journey through the province. Nanyin, a style of Chinese classical music with a history over a thousand years, impressed Dean on his fourth stop in Quanzhou.
Nanyin, referred to as a "living fossil" of music, is one of the four oldest forms of Chinese music that is preserved in its original state. It is a symbol of Quanzhou, and a bridge that connects ancient civilization to modern times.
Let's check out the Episode Four: Echoes of Ancient Folk Music of the series.