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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1256280

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Title:Torch Festival Chant
FU0121
Documenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of YunnaDocumenting Lemo, a Dialect of Bai spoken in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province, Chinan Province, China
Contributor (depositor):Gao
Contributor (recorder):Yang Xiaoxia
Fu
Contributor (speaker):He Zaijin
Neng Guanggan
Baoganguang
Zi Guangzi
Xie Fujin
Coverage:China
Date:2018-06-28
Description:This chant is performed by the participants at the home of He Zaijin and Zi Guangzi(story teller) in the Jinman village. It was the torch festival. Participants took turns to tell Bani story and performed this chant for the occasion. Each family will light a small fire and chant a few lines, which ask spirits to protect their fields and corps. The two researchers Yang and Fu are recording using Sony Camcorder Fdr-ax100 4k and Zoom H2N.
Lemo is considered a Northern Branch of the Bai language. It is spoken by 12,000 people in the Nujiang Valley of the Yunnan Province in China. Lemo culture and language faces a decline due to the encroachment of Lisu and Mandarin Chinese. The current project aims at working with the Language Community to document its language in its dynamic daily uses and cultural performances. It will produce a working orthography, a language learning manual, partially annotated digital audio and video materials that represent the cultural and linguistic practices, a dictionary, and a sketch grammar.
Gao is a post-doc in linguistics. He specializes in big data analysis. For the project he helps with all technical aspects, including depositing, designing software for the ease of transcription.
He Zaijin is Bani from the Jinman Village. He is married to Zi Guangzi. Other than working in the fields, He Zaijin also repairs shoes at the market.
Neng Guanggan is Bani and lives in the Jinman Village.
Folklorist
Zi Guangzi is Bani. She is a mother and grandma and is married to He Zaijin. She told several stories and sang a few songs
Lead researcher
Xie Fujin is a retired doctor and is the preseident of Bani Association. He is from Jinman village.
Format:video/mp4
audio/x-wav
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1256280
MDP0350
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1256280%23
Publisher:Jingqi Fu
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Subject:Singing
Story telling
Northern Bai language
Bai, Northern
Subject (ISO639):bfc
Type:Video
Audio

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Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1256280
DateStamp:  2019-02-19
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Citation: Yang Xiaoxia (recorder); Gao (depositor); He Zaijin (speaker); Neng Guanggan (speaker); Baoganguang (speaker); Zi Guangzi (speaker); Fu (recorder); Xie Fujin (speaker). 2018-06-28. Jingqi Fu.
Terms: area_Asia country_CN iso639_bfc

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Country: China
Area: Asia


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