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Hezhen Yimakan Storytelling


Language: English

Narrated in the language of the Hezhen people of north-east China, and taking both verse and prose forms, Yimakan storytelling consists of many independent episodes depicting tribal alliances and battles, including the defeat of monsters and invaders by Hezhen heroes. Yimakan performers improvise stories without instrumental accompaniment, alternating between singing and speaking, and make use of different melodies to represent different characters and plots. Yimakan plays a key role in preserving the Hezhen mother tongue, religion, beliefs, folklore and customs.


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Place/region: China, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Center of Safeguarding ICH of Heilongijang Province, China
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Rights: Center for Safeguarding ICH of Heilongjiang Province, China
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-816
Source ref.: DOC:0053000004 CAND:00530
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Center for Safeguarding ICH of Heilongjiang Province, China