Nanfeng, Jiangxi province: village dance “horse play” and “fast horse whip” to celebrate the New Year

People’s Daily Online Nanchang February 5, February 4, the fourth day of the first lunar month.Early in the morning, people crowded at the gate of poyang Village Cultural Activity Center in Bashe Town, Nanfeng County, Jiangxi Province, surrounded by villagers who came to watch the performance of “ma Zai Opera”, a very distinctive traditional folk activity still preserved in the village.At the scene, gongs, drums, suona bursts, wearing ma Zai costumes of five villagers riding ma Zai appeared.Under the command of the “groom”, they held bamboo riding whips and sang and danced. Their wonderful performance won warm applause.This traditional folk activity has a history of more than 200 years. Every Spring Festival, local people organize it spontaneously to pray for a good harvest and happiness in the New Year in this ancient way.Nanfeng “Ma Zai Opera” is a traditional drama popular in Bashe town and surrounding areas of Nanfeng County, which integrates various arts such as Nuo dance, Nuo ceremony, Yihuang Opera, tea picking opera, pihuang Opera popular in Nanfeng and Guangchang and Fuzhou Quyi.Every year on the first day of the New Year, the villagers beat drums and gongs to cut down the most beautiful bamboos at specific points on the mountain for making bamboo horses.The head, body and feet of the horse are woven with bamboo strips, and then pasted with five-color cloth. The colors are gorgeous and lifelike.(Shi Yu, Xie Weimin) (Luo Na, Shuai Jun) (Luo Na, Shuai Jun) (Luo Na, Shuai Jun) (Luo Na, Shuai Jun) statement:The copyright of this article belongs to the original author, if there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through the mailbox, we will promptly deal with.Email address:

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