Survey Report on “Songs of Filial” in Jiayu Area of Hubei
Abstract: That the song of filial in Jiayu area is performed by “drum of footbath” with the local yin qiang (tune trope) and unique language. How is the current situation for this ancient folk of the intangible cultural heritage under the impact of modern life and civilization at present? The writer made field explores in depth many times, and result in this report on the cultural background of “songs of filial” as well as once recording of “Zuo Ye Ge”.
Key Words: song of filial in Jiayu area, funeral music, drum of footbath, the intangible cultural heritage, ethnomusicology