Various - Mien (Yao): Cannon Singing in China, Vietnam, Laos
This album compiles Canon singing from Mien (Yao) hill tribes in China, Vietnam, and Laos.
Although their name comes from a pejorative Chinese expression that means “dog” or “savage" - stemming from a legend that they were founded by a dog who saved the life of the daughter of a Chinese emperor and thus was rewarded with her hand in marriage - the largest branch of the Yao minority call themselves Mien, which means simply “people". They number four-million and are spread over the southern Chinese provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, and also migrated to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand over the last centuries. Part of the Miao-Yao (Hmong Mien) group of the Sino-Tibetan ethnolinguistic family, they have many subgroups, usually defined according to colors of their traditional clothes.
Keo and Na - Lan Pan Moon [Laos]
Deng Fu Mei and Zhang Wu Mei - Kai Tian Pi Di [China]
Yang Chun Jin and Yang Bao Cheng - Shan Ge [China]
Gap Choun - Dao Cham [Vietnam]
- Limited edition LP
- Includes insert with photos, liner notes and extended track descriptions by Laurent Jeanneau
also on Sublime Frequencies:
Various - Pakistan Folk & Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976 CD
Various - Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records from Japan, 1903-1912 LP | CD
Traditional/folk music collection
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