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  • Wuyin Opera

    2015-09-01

    Wuyin Opera is a traditional folk opera with a history of more than 200 years. It is popular in the cities of Ji’nan and Zibo, and neighboring areas in central Shandong province.

  • Liuzi Opera

    2015-09-01

    Liuzi Opera, also known as “Beidiaozi” or “Kangbozi”, is popular in Shandong and Henan province, and northern Jiangsu, southern Hebei and northern Anhui.

  • Erjiaxian Opera

    2015-09-01

    Erjiaxian Opera, also known as Liangjiaxian or Dawuyin opera, is a traditional opera popular in western Shandong, eastern and northern Henan, northern Jiangsu and northern Anhui province.

  • Shandong Qinshu

    2015-09-01

    Shandong Qinshu, also called “Changyangqin” or “Shandong Yangqin”, is a traditional narrative music which emphasizes a conversational style of singing.

  • Liuqiang Opera

    2015-09-01

    Liuqiang Opera, also named Bangliu Opera, is a local Qingdao folk art. Originating in the mid-Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it was developed from “Benzhougu” (a recitative folk art) and absorbed local folk tunes as well as yangge (a popular rural folk dance).

  • Liuqin Opera

    2015-09-01

    Liuqin Opera, also known as the “Lahun Tune”, originated during the mid-Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and was popular in Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui and Henan provinces.

  • Maoqiang Opera

    2015-09-01

    Maoqiang Opera is a traditional folk art from the Jiaodong area. People strike drums hanging from their elbows as they sing, so it is also called “Elbow Drum Music” or Zhouzigu.