Xiling Folk Songs Listed as National ICH

Authors: Go Chengdu


Recently, the State Council published the fourth batch of national representative intangible cultural heritage (ICH) items including the Xiling Folk Songs, which originated from west Chengdu’s Dayi County.
“With a long history, the famous Xiling Folk Songs have their origin in the Dayi County. Featuring toasting songs, mountain songs, love songs,work songs and ceremonial songs, they reflect local farmers’ life and agricultural production, having passed on from generation to another by word of mouth,” said a cultural official from Dayi County, “we began to apply for putting the folk songs onto the national ICH items list in 2013.The Xiling Folk Songs were selected from 10 candidates in Chengdu and shortlisted as one of the top 30 among 650 candidate items in Sichuan, and finally stood out from 1256 applicants from across the country and recognized as a national ICH.
The official revealed that the Dayi County government is planning to establish a long-acting mechanism to preserve, develop and promote the folk songs.

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