Dimen Dong, Liping, Guizhou
Editing: Jackson Harvey
Camera: Shiyu Wang, Albert Tong, David Barnes, Abby Sternberg, Max Lenik, Ed Fry, Sara Legg, Jillian Reagan
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Questions for Discussion
- Describe the performers you see and hear in the video. What type of clothing are they wearing? What does their music sound like? Does it remind you of anything you have heard before?
- Visit the website of the Dimen Dong Cultural Eco-Museum to learn more about the Dong people. What is unique about Dong cultural traditions?
- Dong regions are regarded as an “ocean of poem and song” because music is such an important part of daily life. What musical and storytelling traditions exist in the United States that could be compared to those of the Dong region?