Yueyang Radio and Television All Media News (Reporter / Ning Ping) On December 26, nearly a hundred gourd enthusiasts from Yueyang gathered together to hold a "silk rhyme fragrance" New Year party, showing the unique artistic style of Yueyang folk musicians.
The event was jointly organized by Jinyangshan Community of Yueyanglou District, Shangyang Gourd Silk Art Center of Yueyang City, and Ye Wufeiyang Dance School. The party was beaming and melodious. The gourd ensemble "Red Sun Shines the Frontier" kicked off the prelude, followed by 25 programs including the Ocarina duo "Lover in the Heart of the Lake", the gourd duo "Night of the Harbor", the gourd ensemble "There is a beautiful place" and so on. Staged, great drama.
The trainees were versatile, and the programs were wonderful. The party performed a variety of programs such as the harmonica ensemble "Singing the Motherland", dance "Pear Flower Song", Yue opera "Liang Zhu", comedy sketch "Cross the River" and other forms. The most exciting thing is that Hou Luyun, an old comrade of the original Cultural Bureau of Yueyang City, showed his housekeeping skills and performed a Peking opera solo "Deep Night". His exquisite performance art made people feel refreshed, and won applause from the audience. In the end, Li Huiming, a student of Shangyun Hulusi Art Center of Yueyang City, sang "The Streets and Alleys Listen to My Songs" sololy, pushing the party to a climax.
Yueyang Shangyun Gourd Silk Art Center was established in 2015. It was founded by Zhang Xiangling, deputy chairman of the Provincial Music Association Dizi Gourd Silk Professional Committee, and executive vice chairman of the Yueyang Citizens' Gourd Silk Professional Committee. The goal is to popularize folk music skills. The average age of students is over 50 years old. They study in their spare time, but perform in a professional manner. In the past five years, the center has held more than 20 classes, trained more than 800 gourd enthusiasts for the community free of charge, and carried out public welfare activities such as sending folk music to the countryside and visiting sympathy homes for performances, which have been well received by the community. The center was awarded the "Top 100 Artistic Talent Training Base" by the former Department of Culture, and Zhang Xiangling was awarded an advanced individual by the Provincial Music Association.