He Jinhua Songs Of The Naxi Of Southwest
- Folk |
- International |
Release Date: March 11, 2022
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Featuring guest performances from six-time Grammy winner Daniel Ho, He Jinhua's Songs of the Naxi of Southwest China is the first collection of Naxi folksongs published outside of China.
Sung with grace and conviction, the renditions of Naxi folksongs by He Jinhua on Songs of the Naxi of Southwest China offer a glimpse at a tradition rarely heard outside its homeland. These songs are full of references to snow-clad mountains, rushing rivers, spring flowers, and the profusion of local wildlife in the Naxi heartland of northwest Yunnan province, tableaus that are reflected in the lilting verse in which they’re sung. On this first collection of Naxi folksongs released outside of China, He presents songs she has learned since childhood from relatives, farmers, colleagues, and field collectors all over the region, as well as pieces for jaw harp and two collaborations with Grammy-winning composer Daniel Ho.