Dong Chorus is popular in Liping county, Congjiang County and Rondjiang County in Guizhou, and the Sanjiang Dong village in Guixi in southern China. It is China's national intangible cultural heritage and one of the human intangible cultural heritage which is listed on UNESCO Heritage in 2009. It is a kind of polyphonic, non-conductor, non-accompaniment and natural chorus in the Dong minority groups.
The Dong Chorus originates from the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period with a history of more than 2500 years. The main content about the Dong Chorus includes imitated sound from nature, such as bird sound, chirp, flowing streams, children’s song etc. There are seven categories for the chorus, covering the graceful melody, romantic relationship, persuading, storytelling etc.
Although the lyrics are simple, the form of the Dong Chorus is complex, changeable and solemn, which seems to be more lyrical and meaningful.
Taught by masters to choirs of disciples, Dong Chorus are performed formally in the drum tower, the landmark venue for rituals, entertainment, and meetings in Dong village, or more spontaneously in homes or public places.
With its unique way of singing, Dong Chorus described its history and culture, belief, marriage, education, sociology in the unity of humans and nature./uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472aefe.jpg /uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472b9aa.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472c1e7.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472ca44.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472d258.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472dab2.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472e23e.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472e916.jpeg,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472f1da.JPG,/uploads/main/litimg/2020-05-16/5ebfab472fa3c.jpg