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  • 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.

  • Yantai Lu Opera

    2015-03-18

    Lu Opera, one of China’s eight major opera genres and one of Shandong’soperas, originated from the Yellow River Delta in northern Shandong in 1900.

  • Mo Yan calls for innovation of folk opera

    2015-03-05

    At the CCPCC held on March 4, Mo Yan presented his views on the protection and innovation of the local folk opera Maoqiang, which originated in his beloved hometown, Gaomi, in Shandong province.

  • Shandong opera gets award

    2014-11-03

    The Orphan of Zhao, received a drama award at the second China Opera Festival held in the city of Wuhan.

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