Fishermen Songs

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Fisherman's songs are generally those reflecting fishermen's life characterized by graceful and calm styles in short structure, and popular in the coastal regions. There are diverse types of fisherman's songs about fishermen's life in different regions such s "dan song" (boat dweller song), "yushi diao" (fisherman lyric tune), "xianshui ge" (salt water) in Guangdong and Fujian provinces, for fishermen are usually called "dan min" (boat dweller); "fisherman's songs" in Hubei and Hunan provinces; "Nanhai (south China sea) fishman's songs" inChaozhouand Shantou area. Fisheman's songs are sometimes called "boatman's songs" such as the famous "Wusuli River boatman's songs".[1]

This is a subgenre of Folk.

Further information


  1. As explained on ChinaCulture.Org
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