Changli Fok Song
Translator：Yu Jing, Proofreader: Chen Xiaofeng
The traditional musical intangible cultural heritage Changli Folk Song was announced as “the First Batch of Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritages” by the People’s Government of Hebei province on June 6, 2006; as “the Second Batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage” by the State Council on June 7, 2008; and as “The First Batch of Municipal Intangible Cultural Heritages” by the Qinhuangdao People’s Government on January 21, 2009.
Changli Folk Song is a kind of folk tune inherited by the people of Changli from generation to generation. It is a “sister art” of Changli Yangko traced to the same origin. And it has strong academic value, social value and artistic value.
The singing content of Changli Folk Songs includes four types: “Labor Story”, “legend”, “Love” and “Life”; and the singing forms include: “Yangko Tune, “Solo Singing”, and “Antiphonal Singing”.
Since the 21st century, Changli Folk Songs have been newly circulated and developed and have achieved outstanding achievements. On September 9th, 2006, the Changli Fisherman’s folk song “Changli Net Casting Tune” won the second prize at the 9th Invitational Tournament of National Fishing Song held in China Fishing Village, Xiangshan County, Zhejiang Province; in May 2009, Changli Folk Song participated in the recording of CCTV “Folksongs and China” program; On September 17th, 2014, two folk songs “Fish Song” and “Picking Cotton” selected by Changli County were awarded the First and the Third Prize respectively in the first Hebei “Chinese Dreams and Folk Songs” Contest; in November 2014, Changli Folk Song “Fishing Song” won the 11th “Yanzhao Stars Award” in Hebei Province.